Matt Grace two nights in a row had to save a laugher. Max Scherzer departed with a shutout after the 6th inning and Enny Romero pushed the shutout and a 10-0 lead into the 8th inning when Austin Adams made his MLB debut but could not get an out and left the bases loaded with a 10-2 score for Oliver Perez who performed a “Houdini Act” after Ollie inherited bases loaded and no outs and did not allow another run to score.
Trevor Gott took over the 9th inning and gave up 5 runs as he was pulled with a 10-7 score. Matt Grace came in and closed out the game getting all three outs and his second save in two days.
Anthony Rendon had a two home run with his grand slam and a single and 2 walks to go with his 6 RBI game which raised his season RBI total to 61 and his OPS to 1.002 which only trails Bryce Harper on the team. Both Harper and Daniel Murphy had 2-hits a piece in this game.
The Nats improved to a season’s best 18 games over .500 with this win.
"Not an All-Star" Anthony Rendon hits a grand slam for his 2nd HR of the night! pic.twitter.com/peGzyAsAEh
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