Enrique Hernandez calls out LA Dodgers fans after Game 3 for having 'no energy'


The Los Angeles Dodgers, particularly the offense, fell flat in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.

The offense went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position and struck out 14 times in Monday’s 4-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, who lead the best-of-seven series 2-1.

After the loss, Dodgers outfielder Enrique Hernandez admitted the club struggled, but also called out the fans at Dodger Stadium and said Game 3 didn’t “feel like a playoff game” because they lacked energy.

“We had no energy. The stadium had no energy. The fans had no energy,” Hernandez, who is 0-for-6 with three strikeouts in the series, told the Los Angeles Times and other outlets. “Overall, it was a pretty bad game for everybody who calls themselves Dodgers.”

Hernandez also took particular issue with the crowd’s reaction to catcher Yasmani Grandal, who is having a series to forget. 

They chanted: “We want Austin! We want Austin’’ in reference to backup catcher Austin Barnes after Grandal committed his third passed ball of the series in the eighth inning. He also failed to block a pitch in the dirt in the sixth inning, allowing a run to score. 

“It sucks,” said Hernandez. “He’s a teammate. He’s a competitor, and you know he’s doing everything he can.

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“He’s not trying to have a hard time behind home plate or anything like that. But it sucks that there’s nothing going on in the stands. Since the first inning when (Ryan) Braun hit that double, the stadium kind of went quiet for the rest of the evening, and it sucks that they got loud just to show (up) Yasmani.

“He’s trying his best. Catchers have a lot going on. The game revolves around them. They’ve got to call every pitch. They’re involved in every situation in the game.

“It’s the playoffs. It’s the big leagues. If they think they can do it, go ahead. Put on your gear and catch 99 (mph) with breaking balls that have a lot of movement. He’s been one of the best catchers in the game for a while now. He’s having a little bit of a rough patch, which we all as humans, as baseball players, go through. It’s just bad timing.”

Grandal will be on the bench for Game 4; the fans’ reaction to Hernandez should be interesting, to say the least. 

Contributing: The Associated Press.

Follow USA TODAY Sports’ Scott Boeck on Twitter @scott_boeck.

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