We’ve only played an inning at Nationals Park, but the Phillies fans in tonight’s sparse crowd have already made it clear how they feel about Jayson Werth; he’s already been booed three times. There aren’t enough of them here to leave a lasting impression, but if this is a good representation of the rest of the Phillies fans, things could be interesting the rest of the week here and when Werth returns to Philadelphia next month.
Werth was booed during lineup introductions, and when he caught a fly ball from Placido Polanco in the first inning. The loudest and longest boos came when he was introduced for his first at-bat, which was a groundout to short.
The Phillies just took a 1-0 lead on the Nationals, with Ryan Howard blasting a second-pitch homer to left field off Livan Hernandez. That’s where we are in the top of the second.