The MLB record for most runs scored by a team in a single game is 36, set by the Chicago Colts in 1897 (via Wikipedia). Why is this relevant? The Washington Nationals were bringing in runs at such a great pace in today’s game against the New York Mets that the record was actually a thought in this game.
They put up 23 runs and beat the Mets by 18. The star of the game was Anthony Rendon, who hit three home runs and had 10 RBIs.
The Nationals went 23-46 as a team and hit three home runs. It was a display of dominance.
The game even got so out of hand that the Mets had to bring in Kevin Plawecki, who is normally a catcher, and it was a rough day for him as well. He gave up four runs and this blast to Bryce Harper.
Rendon had a great day and even set a record. He became the first player since at least 1913 to go 6-6 with 3 home runs and 10 RBIs in a single game.
— MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) April 30, 2017
The Nationals offense has been amazing this season and today’s game marks their sixth game with double-digit runs.
They are 17-8 so far this season and this game just showcased a team that is already having a really nice start to the season.
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