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Nokes: Nats hit 4 HR's in a row in win over Padres

Danny Nokes
June 10, 2019 - 11:06 am

At times, the Nationals' offense goes silent.

Sometimes it comes during a Max Scherzer start. Sometimes it comes during a Patrick Corbin or Stephen Strasburg start.

Yesterday, the Nationals were tied with the San Diego Padres at 1 in the 8th inning and were in trouble of dropping the series, as well as a Stephen Strasburg start.

As the 8th inning began, Yan Gomes grounded out to third. Then, Howie Kendrick came to the plate in a pinch-hit situation for Strasburg. Kendrick promptly smashed his 11th HR of the season over the left field wall:

Back to the top of the order and in stepped Trea Turner:

Adam Eaton, your turn:

And if you thought Anthony Rendon was going to be the guy to break the streak, you were sorely mistaken:

Keeping tabs on this game without watching it would've been a confusing task considering it's not every day you see a team hit four HR's in a game, let alone four HR's in a row.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Nationals are the first team in MLB history to hit four consecutive HR's in a game twice. They also did it back in July of 2017 when Brian Goodwin, Wilmer Difo, Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman each went deep.

To make the feat even more odd, Washington hit all four of their homers off former National Craig Stammen, whom pitched in D.C. from 2009-2015.

Washington is now 30-35 after splitting the series with San Diego and is seven games back of division leading Philadelphia. The Nationals begin a series in Chicago with the White Sox tonight.