If you haven’t been following along, the Washington Nationals are bad. They have been awfully, bad. A 7-20 month of August has spilled into an 0-2 September, and the Nationals are currently riding a six game losing streak. How about we play two, against a team steam rolling their way back into playoff contention.
When the going is bad, nothing like a weekend double-header against the New York Mets, to add to the frustration. And what a frustrating start to the afternoon it was for the Nationals.
Before the chalk was settled around the batter’s box, the Mets had plated a run and were looking for more. Before the Nationals had batted twice in the game, they were down six runs and looking overmatched in the contest.
It’s how the second inning began for Washington, which had Mets fans gleaming with pride and keeping their playoffs hopes alive. One Mets fan in particular decided to take to social media for a little trolling.
Noah Syndergaard trolls Nationals shortstop Alcides Escobar in beef which dates back to 2015.
Noah Syndergaard, who hasn’t pitched in a game since September29th, 2019, has been battling injuries and is currently on the COVID-19 Injured List. Presumably, he was at home watching the Saturday matinee between the Mets and Nationals, and was enjoying himself on Instagram.
Nationals shortstop Alcides Escobar was charged with errors on consecutive plays, opening up the floodgates for the Mets. Syndergaard posted with pleasure.
Of course, the two of these guys are no strangers. This good natured (if you can call it that) ribbing goes back to the 2005 season when the Mets met up with the Kansas City Royals in the World Series. Syndergaard threw a pitch high and tight to Escobar, who took exception.
The pitcher downplayed the pitch, saying he didn’t want any hitter to get comfortable in the box. He followed it with his famous, if someone has a problem they can meet me 60 feet, 6 inches from the plate, comment.
Escobar countered by saying his team would send a message back. He was able to get the last laugh as the Royals won the title in five games. On this day the Nationals fought back to tie the game after trailing 9-0, helped by a bases loaded double by Escobar. New York would eventually prevail and take the first game of the double-dip.
As for Syndergaard , who knows when he takes the mound again. Until then, he’s going to sit back and watch the action on his television, while trolling on his platforms.