Social media reacts after former Reds outfielder mercilessly boo'd off the field

Jesse Winker's fall from grace is something to behold.
Milwaukee Brewers hitter Jesse Winker
Milwaukee Brewers hitter Jesse Winker / John Fisher/GettyImages
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Reds fans were up in arms after an unpopular trade went down during March of 2022. The Cincinnati Reds all but waved the white flag on the season after shipping Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suarez to the Seattle Mariners.

Fast-forward to now, and Reds fans have got to be pretty happy with the way things have played out. Cincinnati now has 40-percent of their 2024 starting rotation in Brandon Williamson and Connor Phillips, plus solid outfielder in Jake Fraley. The book is still out on Justin Dunn.

But while Suarez enjoyed a bounce-back season in 2022, the former Reds infielder led the league in strikeouts for second season. However, Winker has fallen flat on his face and last night, the Milwaukee Brewers fans let him know just what they thought of the former All-Star.

Former Reds OF Jesse Winker mercilessly boo'd after another unsuccessful at-bat

For those who are unaware, Jesse Winker had a falling out with the Seattle Mariners last season and it resulted in him being traded to the Milwaukee Brewers last offseason. Winker spent a good deal of time on IL in 2023 and hit just .199 with only one home run in 166 at-bats with the Brewers this season.

Surprisingly, Winker ended up on Milwaukee's postseason roster. Instead of Garrett Mitchell or Rowdy Tellez, Brewers' manager Craig Counsell. That wasn't a popular decision among the Milwaukee fanbase.

The Brewers, trailing by one run in Game 1 on Tuesday night, turned to Jesse Winker to pinch hit for Brice Turang in the bottom of the eighth inning. He struck out on three pitches. Not to be outdone, however, Counsell went back to that same well on Wednesday night with the Brewers' season hanging in the balance.

Down by three runs with one out in the eighth inning, Winker, once again, was sent in to pinch hit for Turang. This time, Winker made contact, but sent a slow grounder to the right side which Arizona Diamondbacks' first baseman Christian Walker took care of himself.

As Winker retreated to the dugout, boos rained down from the unhappy fans in attendance at American Family Field. Whether they were unhappy with Winker's performance or Counsell's decision is unclear, but the Milwaukee faithful were clearly upset.

Jesse Winker is a free agent this offseason, and his future is undoubtedly not in Milwaukee. The Brewers, who ran away with the NL Central this season, are now sitting at home following a disappointing showing in the NL Wild Card Series loss to the D-backs.

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