MLBits: Bohm's F-Bomb, Brett Phillips (Position Player) Pitching Legend, Mets Pitching Injuries Mount, Nats for Sale, More

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MLBits: Bohm’s F-Bomb, Brett Phillips (Position Player) Pitching Legend, Mets Pitching Injuries Mount, Nats for Sale, More

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We’ve all said things we regret before, but most of us haven’t had them picked up by a television broadcast being viewed by one of the most relentless fan bases in professional sports … as Alec Bohm did on Monday.

Rough Day at the Office for Alec Bohm

It was a rough day at the office for Phillies’ infielder Alec Bohm on Monday. Bohm made three throwing errors in the Phillies’ 5-4 win over the New York Mets and was caught by the television broadcast telling teammates, “I f****** hate this place,” when he was showered by boos at Citizens Bank Park.

Bohm confirmed what everyone saw in the clubhouse after the game and admitted that his emotions got the best of him. “I said it … emotions got the best of me. Do I mean it? No. It’s a frustrating night for me. These fans, they just want to win. They’re great. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean that.” Philly is notoriously a rough place to play for visitors and struggling home players alike, and Bohm got a heavy dose of the Philly passion on Monday.

The 25-year-old infielder owned his words and apologized to the fans for what the broadcast picked up during the game. It seems like a non-issue moving forward, but you never do know with Philadelphia sports fans. They’re a different breed, for better or for worse.

Brett Phillips, (Position Player) Pitching Legend

Brett Phillips’ whole night pitching was wild and fun:

https://twitter.com/PitchingNinja/status/1513687943885561863

Let’s start with this web gem by Phillips, who ran down a pop-up drifting towards the third-base dugout, sprinting off the mound and then finishing it off with the diving feet-first slide as he made a basket catch for the out:

https://twitter.com/Cut4/status/1513691641592393733

Phillips told Oakland Athletics outfielder Cristian Pache to hit the weight room after Pache flew out … AT THE WALL 😂:

https://twitter.com/NBCSAthletics/status/1513688658108366848

But, Phillips’ fun came to an end when he served up a grand slam to Oakland’s third baseman Sheldon Neuse:

https://twitter.com/NBCSAthletics/status/1513692023244611587

More Injury Woes for the Mets Pitching Staff

Taijuan Walker and Trevor May become the latest Mets pitchers to be hit with the injury bug this season after leaving New York’s 5-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday. After two perfect innings that featured four strikeouts for Taijuan Walker, Walker had to leave the game with what the Mets are calling right shoulder irritation.

“I threw a slider, felt like (my shoulder) got a little irritated,” Walker said. “Just kind of felt sore. Just didn’t feel right. So I came out just to be safe. It’s already feeling better now, but we’ll go for the MRI (Tuesday) just to know what we’re dealing with.”

After pitching the seventh inning, Trevor May left the ballgame with what the Mets are calling possible arm fatigue. Both Walker and May will undergo MRIs today, but the Mets’ injuries across their pitching staff are becoming a significant problem for them. Monday’s late-game meltdown in Philadelphia was all you needed to see to confirm that.

Taijuan Walker signed a two-year, $20 million deal with the Mets after rebuilding his stock with the Toronto Blue Jays during the second half of the 2021 season, but Walker has dealt with arm injuries for much of his big league career. The former second-rounder has already had Tommy John surgery and worked his way back from sprained shoulder capsule during his time with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Nets are on the Market

The Washington Nationals hit the market on Monday when the Lerner family made it known that the team is available for purchase despite Mark Lerner insisting that the team’s availability is “an exploratory process” for the time being.

Chelsea Janes and Ben Strauss took an early look at some potential buyers, what the sale might cost, and the possible ripple effect the deal will have on MASN and the Baltimore Orioles.

Odds and Ends …

•   Angel Hernandez is the worst umpire on the face of the earth. Ray Charles could have called these strikes, but Angel Hernandez … no sir.

•   Scott Lindholm brings us this nifty and easy to digest graphs chart of MLB attendance over the last 100 years:

https://twitter.com/ScottLindholm/status/1513862689730306050

•   Wholesome MLB content alert 🚨:

•   Mike Rodriguez, who covers the White Sox and Cubs for Chicago’s Univision, reported late on Monday that the White Sox and the A’s were close to a deal that would send Frankie Montas to the Southside, but the hold up was Andrew Vaughn, whom the White Sox would be nuts to trade.

•   Bob Nightengale confirmed this morning that the White Sox have zero interest in trading Vaughn for one year of Frankie Montas. So, there will be no deal unless Oakland is willing to come off of their desire to acquire Vaughn.

•   Identical twins Tyler and Taylor Rogers exchanged the Padres and Giants lineup cards at home plate on Monday. What an incredible moment for them and their family!

•   Steven Kwan is ON FIRE 🔥:

•   There is no better sound in baseball (or the life in general) than a baseball being obliterated by the barrel of a wood bat:



Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is a Staff Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.