The Duel

VIDEO: Reds' Jesse Winker Trolls Mets' Fans After Game-Winning Catch

By Paul Shapiro
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Cover Photo: Twitter: @MLB

It was a long, rain-filled night for the New York Mets and the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. After a pitchers' duel and a 0-0 tie through eight innings, Reds' shortstop Jose Iglesias hit a solo shot off Mets' closer Edwin Diaz.

That meant just three more outs to secure a Reds' win. With two outs and no one on in the ninth, Mets' outfielder Brandon Nimmo stepped up to the plate and hit a deep fly ball down the left-field line.

The Reds' outfielder made a mad dash toward the line, making a game-ending sliding catch. That's when the comedy ensued, as Winker waved goodbye to not-so-sellout crowd, saying goodnight to the Mets' fans left in the stadium after the game-winning catch.

Maybe Winker is a big Portland Trail Blazers fan, as a similar situation occurred when Damian Lillard drained a walk-off 3-pointer to move the Blazers on to the second round of the NBA Playoffs.

But, more likely, Winker was being heckled throughout the night and this was his subtle way of getting back at the fans.

It wouldn't be a surprise if Winker sees some sweet chin music in today's day game between the Mets and the Reds, but, either way, that's one hell of a way to end a game.


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