By Alec Brzezinski / Sporting News
Apparently, Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon ate his Wheaties Sunday morning.
Rendon led the Nationals to a 23-5 win over the Mets while collecting six hits (6 for 6) with five runs scored, three home runs and 10 RBIs.
Seven Washington players recorded multiple hits Sunday afternoon. Rendon became just the second player with six hits, three homers and 10 RBIs in a game since the RBI became an official stat in 1920. The other was Walker Cooper (1949 Reds).
Fantasy baseball owners may be left kicking themselves if they omitted Rendon from their lineups. Rendon was started in just 59 percent of rosters in Yahoo leagues Sunday, which means there are quite a few depressed individuals out there staring at his stat line in shock.
Why shock? Because Rendon entered the day with zero home runs, five runs scored and five RBIs on the season. He had just two extra-base hits all month entering Sunday’s game. But something clicked, which is why he more than doubled all of his numbers in one game.
Rendon, 26, hit 20 home runs with 85 RBIs last year. If he continues seeing the ball like he did Sunday, he will easily eclipse those numbers, slow start notwithstanding.