Bryce Harper criticized Washington Nationals fans after the team's 8–5 loss to the New York Mets on Monday for leaving the game early.
When asked about the atmosphere of the fans at Nationals Park in the first game of a key three-game series, Harper responded, “I mean, they left in the seventh. That's pretty brutal.”
Harper went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts Monday.
Washington now trails New York by five games in the NL East with 25 games remaining.
– Kayla Lombardo