Max Scherzer yelled at his teammates in a players-only meeting Wednesday after a 3-0 loss to the Red Sox, according to the Washington Post.
“I think anytime Max holds the meeting or holds court, there’s going to be some yelling,” outfielder Adam Eaton said. “… In baseball, you don’t have that type of intensity all the time, so it’s a little different. I think guys gravitate toward that. I think everybody has a kind of intensity bone in their body, and sometimes things need to be said in that fashion.”
The Nationals’ record fell to 42-43 dropping their record below .500 for the first time since May 2.
Further still, this is the first time Washington has been below that mark after the midway point in a season since 2013 when the team was 63-64 through Aug. 22.
Scherzer has never been on the team when they’ve had the dubious honor of a losing record in the second half and he let his teammates know how he felt about it Wednesday.
If you read into shortstop Trea Turner’s comments, it’s clear he got his point across.
“I think we all know that we are capable of playing better baseball, and it’s time we do it,” Turner said. “It’s do or die now.”
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