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Jesse Winker’s uniform has gone from Cincinnati red to Seattle blue, but he still loves wearing the villain’s black hat when he comes to Queens.
Winker, who was booed loudly before each at-bat Saturday against the Mets, hit a tying three-run home run in the seventh inning, then taunted the Citi Field crowd by waving to them as he crossed home plate. But Mets fans got the last laugh when Winker struck out swinging against Edwin Diaz for the final out in the 5-4 Mets’ win.
“I’m going to be honest with you, I love them,” Winker said of Mets fans. “They are an amazing group of people. They are very passionate about their team and their city. … This thing we’ve got going on is special. They’re fun.”
The seventh-inning tie was short-lived because Mets catcher Patrick Mazeika homered in the bottom of the inning, but Winker’s homer, which had made the score 4-4, was the latest back-and-forth between Mets fans and an unlikely villain. Most players who have drawn the ire of Mets fans in the past have greater résumés than Winker, who is batting just .217 even after a 2-for-4 night.
Jesse Winker hits a game-tying three-run home run in the seventh inning. Getty Images
Jesse Winker waves to Mets fans after his game-tying homer. Getty Images
While Winker is not exactly Pete Rose or Chipper Jones, he began firing back at Citi Field fans in 2019 during a series while he was with the Reds. In the first game of the series, he hit a go-ahead home run and waved to the fans at the conclusion of the game. Two nights later, he made a sliding catch to end the game and again waved.