Rendon went 3-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI and three runs scored Thursday against the Mets. Rendon was a one-man wrecking crew Thursday, accounting for all three of the earned runs that Steven Matz allowed by launching home runs in each of his first two at-bats. He now has 15 home runs for the season, nine of which have come since June 21. That stretch has brought his slugging percentage up to .534, equaling the career-best mark he set in 2017.
Rendon is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Marlins, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. Rendon had started 46 consecutive games for the Nationals, so this is just likely a rest day for the third baseman. The 28-year-old has a .280/.347/.511 slash line with 12 home runs in 264 at-bats. Mark Reynolds draws the start at third base in his stead Sunday.
Rendon went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Phillies on Saturday. The infielder left the yard for the second straight night, planting a no-doubter into the left field stands off Tommy Hunter to bring Washington within a run in the sixth inning. His 11th launch of the year was also his fifth in nine games, and in those nine contests to close out the month, he went 13-for-38 (.342), elevating his slash line to a sterling .292/.356/.530 in 264 plate appearances.
Rendon went 3-for-6 with two doubles, a home run, three runs scored and three RBI in Friday's rout of the Phillies. He was right in the thick of a 17-run, seven-homer explosion from the Nats offense, continuing a hot streak that has seen Rendon slash .400/.433/.782 with eight multi-hit performances, 13 extra-base hits (nine doubles, four home runs), 11 RBI and 12 runs over his last 14 games. On the season, the 28-year-old now boasts a .289/.354/.517 slash line with 10 homers, 33 runs and 34 RBI in 60 games.
Rendon went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, a double and two RBI in Washington's 8-6 victory over the Phillies on Sunday. Rendon is on fire right now, as this long ball was his third in his last four contests. Overall, he's now hit safely in eight straight games, logging multi-hit efforts in six of them. The 28-year-old third baseman got off to a bit of a slow start, partially due to a toe injury that required a stint on the disabled list, but his .288/.358/.507 slash line is now looking a lot more like what fantasy owners thought it would coming into the season.
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