Danny Espinosa had himself a four-game series against the Reds between Thursday and Sunday. The Nationals’ shortstop homered twice — a three-run homer and a grand slam — in Thursday’s 13-4 win. He went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts on Friday, but rebounded with a two-run home run in Saturday’s 9-4 loss.
On Sunday, Espinosa went bonkers. He singled in the first inning, hammered a grand slam in the fourth, hit an RBI single in the fifth, and hit a solo homer in the seventh. All told, he finished 4-for-5 with six RBI in the Nationals’ 12-1 rampage win against the Reds.
For those counting at home, Espinosa’s stats over the weekend: 19 plate appearances, 18 at-bats, 8 hits (.444 average), five home runs, 15 RBI. He entered the series with a .760 OPS and left at .820. Espinosa is, no doubt, sad to see the Reds leave Nationals Park.