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Enrique Hernandez apologizes for calling out Dodgers fans

Enrique Hernandez

Enrique Hernandez called out Dodgers fans for their lack of energy after the team’s 4-0 loss in Game 3 of the NLCS on Monday night, and the outfielder is already backpedaling.

Following a game in which he was 0-for-2 with a strikeout and a walk, Hernandez defended teammate Yasmani Grandal over the boos the catcher received from fans. Hernandez said the game was bad for everyone associated with the Dodgers, noting that the fans at Dodger Stadium “had no energy.” On Tuesday, he apologized.

Hernandez was also critical of the way the team played on Monday, which is what he emphasized in his statement of apology. He said his comments were taken out of context and that the players are to blame for allowing the Brewers to take the crowd out of it early.

“Again, we played like S—,” Hernandez wrote. “Unacceptable game to have during the postseason, especially at home.”

The 27-year-old went on to call Dodgers fans “the best fans in baseball” and vowed to give them something to cheer about during Game 4.

Hernandez was understandably upset after a rough game on Monday, but players calling out fans for their lack of support almost never ends well. He obviously learned that with the backlash he has received over the past 24 hours.

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