- The NL East leading Washington Nationals had quite a day on Sunday. They didn’t just pound the Mets 23-5, they set a record in the process with a historical day at the plate for third baseman Anthony Rendon who went 6-for-6 with three homeruns and 10 RBIs which set a new Nationals record for RBIs in a single game. It started in the first inning after getting two RBIs off of righty Noah Syndergaard. Rendon followed that with a solo homerun in the third inning, a three-run homerun in the fourth, a three-run double in the fifth and then a solo home run in the eighth. It was quite the performance by him. Rendon joins Ty Cobb, Edgar Alfonso and Shawn Green as the only players to go 6-for-6 with multiple homeruns and RBIs in a single game.
News and Notes
- According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Toronto Blue Jays offered outfielder Dexter Fowler a four-year, $64MM deal, but it fell short of the five-year, $82MM deal he signed with the St. Louis Cardinals.
- According to Chad Jennings of the Boston Herald, Boston Red Sox lefty David Price threw against real hitters on Saturday for the first time since suffering his elbow injury in Spring Training. He tossed 30 pitches over two simulated innings.
- The Oakland Athletics have placed lefty Sean Manaea on the 10-day DL with a left shoulder strain.
- Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports that outfielder Adam Eaton not only suffered a torn ACL, but he also suffered a torn meniscus. He is out for the rest of the season.