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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Roberto Osuna booed by Nationals fans in Game 3

Roberto Osuna

This week’s controversy involving Houston Astros assistant GM Brandon Taubman has reignited awareness surrounding Roberto Osuna. As a result, the relief pitcher was heavily booed by Washington Nationals fans upon entering Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night to pitch the ninth inning.

Take a listen to this video and you will hear the boos:

Osuna allowed a single to Adam Eaton but struck out Juan Soto to end the game and close out Houston’s 4-1 road win.

Osuna has been in the headlines all week due to Taubman celebrating the team’s acquisition of the reliever last year despite a domestic violence arrest and suspension. The Astros initially backed Taubman in a statement despite a report from SI saying the assistant GM taunted female reporters. Houston they ended up firing the front office executive after being met with backlash and learning from further investigations that Taubman’s version of the story was inaccurate.

Osuna is now in his second season with the Astros. This was his first save of the 2019 postseason.

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