Syndergaard sacked/injured; Nats scored 3 touchdowns plus a safety in 23-5 win!

When MASN’s Bob Carpenter referred to the Nationals 2nd batter of the game as Adam Werth, the Nats went on a tear against Mets’ starter Noah SyndergaardAdam Anthony Rendon had a month’s worth of RBIs today knocking in 10 runs on 3 home runs as part of his 6-for-6 day. Carpenter kept it going as part of a joke with his TV partner F.P. Santangelo and kept referring to the Nats as Adam as an homage to Adam Eaton who suffered a knee injury on Friday night.

The game was actually close for a while at 6-5 in the top of the 4th inning, and then the Nats pulled away scoring 23 runs on 23 hits today that included 7 home runs which were all Nationals’ records.

Bryce Harper scored 32 runs in the month of April with 4-runs today which set an MLB record for the month of April. The previous record was held by Larry Walker with 29 runs in April.

Noah Syndergaard was pulled early with a lat strain in the 2nd inning, and Nats’ starter Joe Ross only lasted four innings. The Nationals relievers went 5 shutout innings, and Matt Albers earned the win.

Remember, the Nationals scored all these runs in 8 innings as they didn’t bat of course in the bottom of the 9th inning. Ryan Zimmerman will end April with a .420 batting average as he had a 3-5 day and 29 RBIs which is a record for a month by a Nationals’ player. Matt Wieters had a 3-4 day with 2 home runs and 2 walks. Adam Lind had a pinch-hit 2-run home run.

“I had an epiphany when I changed Jayson Werth to bat second and switch him with Michael Taylor,” Dusty Baker said.

Jayson Werth did go 2-4 with 2 runs scored and was a key to get the Nationals going in the 1st inning against Syndergaard as the Nationals batted around scoring 5 runs in the first inning.


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