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New York Mets second baseman Javy Baez finished 4-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in a 13-6 blowout win Sunday against the last-place Washington Nationals.
Mets owner Steve Cohen called out the Baez critics after the game.
The New York Mets’ Javier Baez celebrates his home run in the dugout during the third inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
(AP Photo/Nick Wass)
“I’ve never seen the same fans and I didn’t say the fans are bad. I love the fans,” he said. “But I just felt like we were alone. The fans obviously want us to win, and they pay our salary, like everybody says. But we want to win, too. The frustration got to us, and I didn’t mean to offend anybody, and if I did offend anybody, we apologize.”
Baez said he can “accept” fans booing him.
The newly acquired player originally called on Mets fans to “be better.”
The Mets acquired Baez before the trade deadline in July. In 24 games, Baez is batting .262 with six home runs and has an OPS of .854.
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