The Washington Nationals' heartbreaking 8-7 loss to the New York Mets on Tuesday not only pushed them back to six games behind the Mets in the NL East, but drew palpable ire from Nats fans towards manager Matt Williams as well.
Thanks to a "Little League grand slam" by Michael Taylor in the sixth inning, the Nationals held a 7-1 lead on the division-leading Mets heading into the seventh.
However, the Nationals quickly squandered the sizable lead in the seventh, and the Mets took a decisive lead in the eighth.
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After Williams fielded questions about the disappointing loss from reporters, he was booed by fans in the President's Club adjacent to the press room in Nationals Park, which is audible in the video below.
Nationals fans have expressed constant frustration with Williams during the Nats' downward spiral this season.
As highlighted by Sporting News, Nats fans were particularly flustered with Williams' decision to sacrifice bunt Anthony Rendon after Jayson Werth singled to lead off the ninth inning after Rendon had taken three balls to bring the count to 3-1.
Rendon didn't execute the bunt well and Werth was thrown out at second. Bryce Harper walked to put two men on with Yunel Escobar up, but Escobar grounded into a double play and the Nationals capped off a heartbreaking defeat with the score at 8-7.
(h/t CSN Mid-Atlantic)