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Anthony Rendon Ties Nationals/Expos Franchise Record During Recent Hot Streak

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    The Nationals are back over .500 after Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks. Jordan Zimmermann extended his two-earned-runs-or-fewer-at-home streak to 12 games and is now tied for the major-league lead with 11 wins, but Anthony Rendon also etched his name into franchise history with his 3-for-4 performance.

    According to Elias Sports Bureau. Rendon has tied the Nationals/Expos franchise record for most hits within a player's first 100 major-league at bats, batting 35-for-99. The record was previously set by Coco Laboy, who went 35-for-100 for the inaugural Expos team in 1969.

    Simply put, if Rendon -- who is hitting .391 since being recalled June 4 -- can earn a hit in his first at-bat Thursday, then he'll claim the record for himself.

    Meanwhile, Rendon's predecessor at second base, Danny Espinosa, is hitting 5-for-47 (.106) with 29 strikeouts in the minors.

    That's the joke.


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