Washington DC – The Washington Nationals opened the week reeling after two losses against the Miami Marlins.
Manager Dusty Baker saw his sporadic offense and talked about how things would change once the team got some significant contributions from newly acquired but fresh off the disabled list Ben Revere and Anthony Rendon, a former Nats standout struggling this yera to regain his 2014 form after a slew of injuries last year.
Baker didn’t have to wait long to see the pair spark the offense.
In the week since those back to back losses to end the last home stand the Nationals went into New York and Miami and outscored their opponents 30-10.
Revere’s batting average shot up from below .100 to close to .200. He’s scoring runs and helping to set the table for the RBI men in the lineup.
Rendon ended the weekend series in Miami by smacking extra base hits in three of the last four games, including one double that helped the Nats beat the Marlins 8-2 Sunday.
The Nats will begin a 7-game home stand against the Mets then welcome the Cardinals to town. The first pitch Monday will be at 7:05 pm.