Hot Hitting Fueling Wins

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Byline GabbyHello all, I am back with another addition of Nats Corner!!!

The Nationals (48-39) are having a nice little run, winning seven out of their last eight games. However, they are second in the NL East because the Atlanta Braves (49-39) are doing well too. They have won nine out of their last 10. Can they just stop, please?

East W L PCT GB L10 STRK HOME ROAD
Atlanta 49 39 .557 9-1 L1 25-19 24-20
Washington 48 39 .552 0.5 7-3 W2 28-18 20-21
Miami 43 45 .489 6.0 4-6 W2 27-22 16-23
NY Mets 39 49 .443 10.0 3-7 W1 19-22 20-27
Philadelphia 37 51 .420 12.0 1-9 L3 18-27 19-24

WELCOME BACK BRYCE! And Ramos! They were most definitely missed.

The Nats winning streak can, in part, be thanks to the return of these two power hitters.

Ramos has had a hit in every game he played since his return, adding a homerun. He also has the second best batting average on the team, .289. He was definitely missed.

National’s fans were eagerly awaiting the first pitch on June 30. It was the return of Bryce Harper, also Bryce Harper bobblehead night! (Actually not planned that way).

Since the left fielder has returned he has hit in four of his six games, with an RBI and scored a run.

Power hitting has returned to the Nationals lineup and I’m hopeful that they can score more runs. This was evident when they crushed the Cubs, 13-0, Saturday.

But let’s not forget other players who have been contributing!

Denard Span. He hit two doubles in yesterday’s game against the Cubs. He has five doubles in the last 10 games. He’s third in the National league in doubles with 28. He also likes to steal bases (this is the kind of stealing we can let slide) LOL GET IT? Anyway, he is 10th in the NL with 13 stolen bases so far this season.

Anthony Rendon. He has been red-hot these past few games. In Saturday’s game alone he went 3-for-4, hit three doubles and recorded three runs, two RBI and a walk. Not bad. He also has had a nine-game hitting streak. He is currently fifth in the NL with 60 runs. This season he has 94 hits, 21 doubles, 5 triples, 12 homeruns and 50 RBI.

Rendon is currently in the running to be in the All-Star Game. So, I mean, if you all wanted to you could vote for him! He would join his teammate Jordan Zimmerman who will be pitching for the NL.

Don’t think that I forgot that the Nationals will be playing the Orioles for the next four days… I know and there will be trash talking. HA just kidding, but I am thankful to not be in Towson for these games.

Let the Battle of the Beltways Commence!

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