Matt Williams responds to angry Nats fans, calls them ‘fantastic’

Washington Nationals fans could be carrying lit torches Paulo Orlando Jersey and pitchforks to the ballpark tonight hoping to run manager Matt Williams out of town.But Williams seemed unfazed Wednesday morning, saying he and the team have fantastic fans.They’re avid supporters of all of us, and we’ll leave it at that, Williams said Wednesday on 106.7 The Fan in Washington, D.C.MORE: Worst September collapses of all time| Magic number watchWilliams must not have a functioning Internet connection that allows him to see the outrage he sparked after a handful of questionable decisions in an 8-7 lo s Tuesday to the division-leading Mets. Among those decisions was calling on Anthony Rendon to bunt on a 3-1 count in the bottom of the ninth after Jayson Werth led off the inning with a single Joakim Soria Jersey to center. Rendon was 2 for 4 on the night at that point.Werth was forced out at second base on the sacrifice attempt and the game ended on a Bo Jackson Jersey double play two batters later.You guys aren’t privy to the information we have here. There’s a million different ways to look at it, Williams said about asking Rendon to bunt, adding that if the bunt had been executed the conversation might be much different this morning. Everyone has an opinion.Maybe Williams can earn back some support from those fantastic fansif theNationals, six games back, close their three-game set with theMets with a win Wednesday.

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