Call it what you want – lack of plate discipline, faulty mechanics, bad facial hair, whatever. At the end of the day, his numbers were not good, and he finished the season with a .232 average.
The Nationals have insisted that this season will be different for both Werth and the team as a whole. Look no further than the "Take Back The Park" nonsense.
They'll need some better luck than Jayson Werth had today when he blasted a home run. Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post described the shot as "the hardest-hit ball he's hit as a National" and noted that the ball was hit clear out of the stadium. That's the good part.
The bad part? A groundskeeper told him the ball hit his truck.
"Can't win," Werth told reporters afterward, though noting he hadn't confirmed his stroke of bad luck, calling it, for now, "folklore."
We'll assume it wasn't the sweet Porsche Panamera that Werth was driving last year.
H/T USA Today