View single post by lobo316
 Posted: Mon May 1st, 2017 06:08 am
PM Quote Reply Full Topic
lobo316



Joined: Sun Oct 14th, 2007
Location: Raptorville
Posts: 43564
Status: 
Offline
Anthony Rendon raked his way into the Washington Nationals' history books Sunday afternoon, setting a new single-game franchise record by driving in 10 runs - while going 6-for-6 with three home runs - in his club's horrifyingly lopsided 23-5 victory over the New York Mets.

With a two-run single in the first, a solo shot in the third, a three-run bomb in the fourth, a three-run double in the fifth, and another solo shot in the eighth, Rendon surged past the previous single-game franchise record for RBIs jointly held by Josh Willingham, Tim Wallach, Andre Dawson, and Chris Speier (the last three, by the way, all did it with the Montreal Expos).

Rendon, a former Silver Slugger Award winner, is also just the second player since 1920 to record six hits, three homers, and 10 RBIs in a game, joining Walker Cooper, who accomplished the feat with the Cincinnati Reds in 1949.

"That was ridiculous," Nationals starter Joe Ross told MLB.com. "I was pretty impressed when Trea (Turner) hit for the cycle the other day. I mean he had six hits and three homers. I don't think he'll ever do that again. I mean, it's pretty ridiculous. He's swinging it. Everyone's swinging it pretty well."

Before Sunday's outburst at Nationals Park, Rendon - who had never driven in more than four runs in a game since debuting with Washington in 2013 - had collected just five RBIs all season.