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Nats Twitter trolls Ben Simmons after Kyle Schwarber's 3-run bomb

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Ben Simmons doesn't need any reminders about his poor shooting performance from Philadelphia's series loss to Atlanta in the Eastern Conference semifinals. 

But just in case he did, the Washington Nationals provided some with quite the troll job on Twitter halfway through the second game of their two-game series against the Phillies on Wednesday. 

The tweet came after Nationals left fielder Kyle Schwarber homered to left bringing runners on first and third home for a three-run score. Simmons, meanwhile, only has five three-pointers over four seasons, none of which to tie things up.

Neither team's offense was finished at that point, as both the Nats and Phillies more than doubled up on their scores, Schwarber's 19th homer of the season came at a critical point for Washington to get back into the game. The Nats eventually won a thrilling game, 13-12, after overcoming 5-0 and 9-5 deficits. 

While Simmons' offensive struggles have been the talk of the town in Philadelphia the past few days, he did show his upside during the Sixers' first-round series victory over the Wizards. In five games, Simmons produced three triple-doubles and became just the fifth NBA player to reach benchmarks of 74 points, 51 rebounds and 46 assists in five games of an NBA playoff series. 

When Andrew McCutcheon hammered home a grand slam to take a 9-5 lead shortly after, the Phillies social media team fired back with quite the retort, even if it was quite unlikely that Simmons would "Hit a three and got the foul."