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 Syndergaard.
Adam 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.
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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