The Washington Nationals attempted to pour salt in the wounds of Philadelphia sports fans Wednesday afternoon, only to have it backfire on them. And then quickly unbackfire.
After getting in an early 5-0 deficit Wednesday afternoon, the Nationals tied the game in the top of the fifth inning with a three-run home run by the red-hot Kyle Schwarber. They took that moment to take a dig at Ben Simmons, with many Phillies fans still reeling over the Sixers postseason exit Sunday:
However, in the home half of the fifth, the Phillies retook the lead on a pinch-hit grand slam by Andrew McCutchen, and they fired back via Twitter:
Fortunately for the Nationals, it didn't take them long to regain the lead, with McCutchen's former Pittsburgh Pirates teammate Josh Bell responding with a grand slam of his own in the top of the sixth. This time, the Nationals took a simpler dig: