Jayson Werth is still considered public enemy No. 1 at Citizens Bank Park, and his Nationals teammate Max Scherzer apparently finds it hilarious.
It's been six years since the former Phillies fan favorite left for the Washington Nationals, but the fans in Philadelphia still hold a grudge. Werth is still booed nearly every time he visits his former home ballpark and Sunday was no exception.
After homering off Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson in the first inning, Werth soaked in the jeers as he rounded the bases, while Scherzer jokingly joined in on the boos.
Stop us if you've heard this one before… pic.twitter.com/8gyOUfm5VI
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) May 7, 2017
When Werth homered again in the fifth -- a two-run, go-ahead homer to left -- Scherzer turned around and directed his boos towards Phillies fans, which was as hilarious as it sounds.
The boos never bothered me anyway. pic.twitter.com/vKN3gi6XzS
— MLB (@MLB) May 7, 2017
This should be Max Scherzer's 2018 baseball card photo. pic.twitter.com/gyja1Snuic
— The D.C. Universe (@dcuniverse) May 7, 2017
It was certainly an award-winning dig by Scherzer but the fun didn't last for long. Philadelphia tied the game in the eighth and fans erupted when Werth struck out to lead off the ninth. "The Phillies fans sound like they just clinched the pennant," MASN play-by-play man Bob Carpenter said.
The Phillies went on to win the game 6-5, thanks to a Freddy Galvis sac fly in the bottom of the 10th.