Anthony Rendon scratched from rehab game due to fatigue

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Anthony Rendon’s rehab from a sprained MCL in his left knee has hit what could be considered at least a temporary snag, as Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that he was scratched from a minor league rehab game with Double-A Harrisburg today after feeling “fatigue” during afternoon workouts.

Rendon injured his knee on a diving play at third base in early March. He finally began a minor league rehab assignment on Friday and played in back-to-back games, but had a scheduled day off yesterday. The Nationals mapped out a plan that could have had him make his season debut as soon as Thursday against the Mets, but that’s on hold for now.

Rendon, 24, batted .287/.351/.473 with 21 home runs, 83 RBI, and 17 stolen bases last season. He’s expected to see playing time between second base and third base upon his return.

Orioles set new MLB record with 259th home run allowed

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A third-inning solo home run by Austin Meadows off of Asher Wojciechowski on Thurday night marked the 259th home run Orioles pitching has allowed this season, setting a new major league record, per MASN’s Roch Kubatko. The previous record was held by the 2016 Reds at 258. Willie Adames hit No. 260, a game-tying solo shot in the fifth inning. The Orioles will have 34 more games to add on to their record after tonight.

The Yankees have famously accounted for 61 of the 260 home runs (23.5%) against Orioles pitchers this season. The Red Sox are next at 28 followed by the Twins and Blue Jays at 23 each.

David Hess has accounted for the most home runs on the O’s staff, yielding 28 dingers. Dylan Bundy is next at 25 homers allowed.

The Orioles are not the only team that will pass the 2016 Reds. The Mariners are on pace to allow 275 home runs. The Yankees, 266. Phillies, 262. Angels, 259. Pretty amazing.