Max Scherzer trolls Phillies fans after Jayson Werth homer
Philadelphia fans booing former Phillie Jayson Werth has become something of a standard tradition, but it backfired on them spectacularly this weekend.
In the fifth inning of the Phillies’ series finale with the Washington Nationals on Sunday, Werth stepped up to the plate and was showered by the customary boos from the Citizens Bank Park faithful. But the joke was on them as the former All-Star outfielder promptly responded with a two-run home run (and accompanying bat flip) to put the Nats up 3-2, his second long ball of the day.
That's an elite bat flip from Jayson Werth. @JWerthsBeard #Nats pic.twitter.com/viTljXHA0B
— My name is Jo(e)nas (@TheNatsBlogJoe) May 7, 2017
Nats righty Max Scherzer also got in on the fun, climbing to the top step of the dugout and booing the Phillies fans right back as Werth rounded the bases.
Scherzer booing the Phillies crowd. #IBackTheNats pic.twitter.com/p9bKv8pRCl
— Nationals on MASN (@masnNationals) May 7, 2017
Werth played with the Phillies for four seasons, helping them win the World Series in 2008 and making the NL All-Star team in 2009. But he left in 2010 to sign a rich free agent deal with the divisional rival Nats and became a Public Enemy No. 1 of sorts in Philadelphia. While the Phillies got the last laugh Sunday with the 6-5 win in extras, perhaps their fans, who are known to boo everything under the sun, will think twice before coming at Werth again.