Remember how many wins the Nationals were supposed to have last season? Yeah, they saved them all for 2016.
With the second best record in baseball (just a half game behind my beloved Cubs), the Washington Nationals (10-3) are firing on all cylinders behind Bryce Harper – who may soon challenge Mike Trout as the best player in baseball, if he isn’t already.
Already this season, Harper has crushed seven home runs (including one that found a bathroom), after he (and three other Nationals) added long ball in the same inning on Tuesday night.
Check it out:
Because back-to-back only once in an inning isn't enough.https://t.co/2xI5nElthY
— MLB (@MLB) April 20, 2016
Not only did the Nationals hit four home runs in the top of the 7th of a tied ball game, they went back-to-back TWICE – one of which was a grand slam from Harper, because why not? In order, the homers went Jason Werth (2nd of the season)*, Wilson Ramos (2), Bryce Harper (7)** and Ryan Zimmerman (1).
The Nationals are going to be tough this year.
*The first home run was Werth’s 2nd on the season, but also number 200 for his career (not a bad milestone to cross).
**Harper’s home run was his second grand slam of 2016, already.