Escobar went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, two runs and two RBI in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Marlins. He extended his hitting streak to seven games in the victory and is now slashing an impressive .394/.400/.485 with six RBI, three runs and a stolen base during that stretch. Escobar will remain in the Washington lineup for Wednesday's series finale, starting at shortstop and batting second.
Escobar went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's 3-0 win over Colorado. The light-hitting shortstop made his impact in the first inning with a single and a stolen base before scoring on a Yadiel Hernandez single. Escobar has been solid in September, batting .266 (21-for-79) in his last 18 games. He's slashing .280/.326/.379 with a pair of home runs, three steals, 22 RBI and 42 runs scored through 284 plate appearances overall.
Escobar went 4-for-6 with an RBI in Wednesday's 8-6 loss to Miami. The shortstop collected four singles in his fourth multi-hit effort of the month. Escobar has been a solid contributor for Washington with a .278/.327/.379 slash line across 271 plate appearances. He's added two home runs, two stolen bases, 15 doubles, 21 RBI and 41 runs scored in 59 games while serving as the team's primary shortstop since the start of July.
Escobar went 3-for-7 with a double, a home run, three runs scored and five RBI across both games of Saturday's doubleheader split with the Mets. Two errors in the matinee helped ruin Erick Fedde's day, but Escobar atoned for his shaky glovework with his bat, driving in three runs in the first game before swatting his second homer of the season off Tylor Megill in the fifth inning of the nightcap. The veteran shortstop hit second in both contests, and in 48 games for the Nats he's slashing a surprising .283/.335/.384 -- numbers that would give him the second-best OPS of his career, behind only the .721 mark he reached in 2012 with the Royals.
Escobar (knee) is starting Thursday's game against the Phillies. Escobar missed Tuesday's game after he fouled a ball off his left knee Monday, but he'll be back in action following a one-game absence. Across his last five appearances, the 34-year-old has gone 8-for-18 with a double, two runs, an RBI and a stolen base.