WATCH: Trea Turner talks struggles at the plate and ejection, Bryce Harper tells media that teammate will ‘get going’ over final months of the regular season
The Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Baltimore Orioles last night 3-2, and frustrations started to boil over for shortstop Trea Turner, who was ejected in the bottom of the fifth inning after “arguing” a called strike 3 from home plate umpire Will Little.
Trea Turner Ejected on Called Strike 3
The strikeout ended an 0-for-3 night from Turner, that was paired with two errors in the field and a ton of boos from Phillies fans in attendance to watch their team lose their fifth out of their last six games.
The Phillies’ $300 million shortstop has committed 12 errors this season a year removed from having an even lower fielding percentage, when he committed a career-worst 16 errors with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Tired: Trea Turner Asked About Phillies’ Fans Booing Him
Honestly, I hate that question and I really don’t see the point of asking Turner if he hears Phillies’ fans frustration with his performance this year after signing a $300 million contract in the offseason.
Of course Turner hears fans booing him when he’s at shortstop making errors and at the plate chasing the same exact pitch out of the zone over and over again. I wish he responded the way Nick Castellanos did when Jim Salisbury asked him that question last season.
Wired: Nick Castellanos saying “Nah man I lost my hearing” when asked the same question last year
As the old saying goes, ask stupid questions, get stupid answers. Classic response from Nick. lol.
Bryce Harper didn’t feel Trea Turner should have been ejected
Harper also spoke with reporters and voicing his support while stating that he didn’t think Turner taking off his gear warranted an ejection.
“He will be ok. He is one of the best players in the league for a reason. He will get going. We trust in him to be the best. He will do that.” – Bryce Harper on Trea Turner
NL Wild Card Traffic Jam: Phillies 0.5 Games Out
With the loss, the Phillies dropped to 53-47 on the season. They have lost 5-of-6, but thankfully everyone else in the National League are basically doing the same and the hunt for one of the final NL Wild Card spots is completely jammed up with the Reds, D-Backs, Fish, Giants, and Phillies all fighting for the three tickets to the postseason.
Walker vs Gibson Tonight at The Bank
Taijuan Walker (11-4, 4.11 ERA) will take the mound tonight against former Phillies pitcher Kyle Gibson (9-6, 4.76 ERA) at 6:40PM.