Reynolds went 2-for-5 with a home run, a single and two RBI in Thursday's loss to the Cubs. Reynolds gave the Nationals a 3-2 lead with his two-run shot in the fourth inning, but they weren't able to hold the lead against the Cubs on Thursday night. Reynolds doesn't draw regular playing time, but he does have multiple hits in his last two starts. He now has a .268 average with 13 HR and 38 RBI over 192 plate appearances in 2018.
Reynolds went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Sunday's game against the Brewers. Reynolds plated a pair of runs in the third inning on a single to center field, but the Nationals would cough up the lead in the fifth inning and lose the series finale. The 35-year-old first baseman has slugged 12 home runs and driven in 36 through 67 games in 2018, although Ryan Zimmerman will likely draw the majority of the starts at first base down the stretch of the regular season.
Reynolds came on as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning of Sunday's 15-0 rout over the Mets and stayed in the game at second base, going 1-for-1 with a grand slam and a second run scored. He was hit by a pitch in his other plate appearance. The blast was Reynolds' 11th homer of the year, but the bigger takeaway might be his sudden second-base eligibility in deep fantasy leagues that require only one game played at a position to qualify. The veteran slugger's playing time will still be limited behind Ryan Zimmerman, but if Zimmerman were to break down again, Reynolds could have significant value down the stretch.
Reynolds supplied a pinch-hit three-run home run Tuesday in the Nationals' 25-4 win over the Mets. Reynolds made his fourth consecutive start at third base in the Nationals' previous game Sunday against Miami, but he was held out of the lineup Tuesday after Anthony Rendon (personal) was activated from the family medical leave list. The move to the bench didn't hinder Reynolds' productivity, as he took infielder-turned-pitcher Jose Reyes deep for his 11th home run of the season. With a .909 OPS, Reynolds has been exceptionally productive in a limited sample of plate appearances, but he won't have a clear path to consistent playing time while Rendon, Ryan Zimmerman and Matt Adams are all healthy.
Reynolds went 5-for-5 with two home runs, a double, three runs scored and 10 RBI in Saturday's win over the Marlins. This was after Reynolds hit a walkoff, pinch-hit homer Friday. He lifted his slash line from .257/.330/.505 to .292/.358/.594 with Saturday's performance. While that's a great line, Reynolds has been playing primarily on the short side of a platoon at first base and his at-bats in that role could take a hit after the break with Ryan Zimmerman (oblique) inching closer to a return.