One Of Us: Trea Turner said his mom booed him after terrible strikeout in the 7th inning
Trea Turner’s mom is officially one of us. Her son has been struggling at the plate to start the year and continued that streak with a particularly bad strikeout against the Diamondbacks in which he chased a ball that bounce at least three feet in front of the plate.
Phillies fans let him have it, and Mama Turner let her son know she thought it wasn’t acceptable either:
Damn. Talk about harsh but fair.
In all honesty, this is exactly what we need from struggling players’ moms. If your mom is breaking your balls over how bad you’re doing, you better step it up with a quickness.
You can tell from this old photo of the pair that she’s all business. Based on how Trea has handled his slump in the public eye, it’s clear she prepped him well for the realities of playing in a city that actually cares about his baseball team.
Fortunately for Trea, he exorcised the demons of that 7th-inning strikeout with a two-run blast to tie the game in the bottom of the 9th.
Trea Turner really needs to start doing better.