Relaymedia

MLB Rumors: Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper Laments New York Mets Loss, Calls Fans' Abandonment 'brutal'

( [email protected] ) Sep 08, 2015 01:06 PM EDT
The Washington Nationals suffered an embarrassing loss in the hands of the New York Mets on Monday. While the defeat set back the MLB team in the league standing this season, it appears that baseball star Bryce Harper feel that the lack, or absence, of support from the fans of the Washington Nationals stung more than the loss that day. Describing the departure of the fans and followers of the MLB team as "brutal," Bryce Harper shared that the move pained him and the rest of the Washington Nationals players.
Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper slams fans for leaving the Monday game against the New York Mets early. Wikimedia Commons/Johnmaxmena2

The Washington Nationals suffered an embarrassing loss in the hands of the New York Mets on Monday. While the defeat set back the MLB team in the league standing this season, it appears that baseball star Bryce Harper feel that the lack, or absence, of support from the fans of the Washington Nationals stung more than the loss that day. Describing the departure of the fans and followers of the MLB team as "brutal," Bryce Harper shared that the move pained him and the rest of the Washington Nationals players.

The Washington Nationals, which just came off an 8 - 5 loss from their Monday MLB match against the New York Mets, experienced firsthand what it was like to have fans and followers of the team walk out due to sheer frustration over their performance. Even star player and rumored potential MVP Bryce Harper was not immune to the disappointment that rushed over the Washington Nationals crowd during the match. "I mean, they left in the seventh," disclosed Bryce Harper in an interview with Washington Nationals beat writer Chris Johnson, referring to the apparent walkout of the members of the crowd in red. The Washington Nationals star player added, "That's pretty brutal."

The victory of the New York Mets signified the MLB team's aggressive stance in the league this season. Apart from achieving a win that reinforced the capacity of the New York Mets to dominate the MLB this year, the Monday match also brought forth yet another accomplishment for the team - that is, breaking the five-game winning streak of the Washington Nationals. The Monday game saw Yoenis Cespedes delivering a home run and doubling twice for the New York Mets; while David Wright impressed in the seventh inning with a go-ahead single. As for Bryce Harper, the Washington Nationals saw him go 0 for 4 plus three strikeouts during the New York Mets game. This latest victory by the New York Mets puts the Washington Nationals behind them by five games in the NL East division. There remains 25 games this MLB season.

According to James Wagner of the Washington Post, the weaknesses of the Washington Nationals this season could be summed up in two points: "the starting pitching and the bullpen." Wagner pointed out, "In the opener of arguably the most important regular season series in team history, both played a part in turning a lead into another blown game." However, Wagner shared that the loss against the New York Mets does not spell the end for the Washington Nationals. He noted, "The Nationals haven't ruined their chances of catching the Mets, but they don't have much margin for error."

Tags : MLB, MLB Rumors, Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals, New York Mets