Rendon reaches 100-RBI mark for 2nd time

August 22nd, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- For the second time in his seven-year career, has reached the 100-RBI mark for the Nationals.

Rendon reached the century mark with a two-run single in the third inning of Wednesday’s 11-1 win over the Pirates at PNC Park. It was part of a six-run rally against Pirates starter Joe Musgrove, capped off by a three-run homer by Asdrubal Cabrera.

Rendon's 100 RBIs matched his career high, a mark he previously reached in 2017. He required 35 fewer games to accomplish the feat this time around than he did in ‘17 (112 to 147).

“It’s a testament to what he’s done all year,” manager Dave Martinez said. “He’s been really good. Let’s remember that he missed some time, too, in the beginning. So what’s he’s done, he’s done fairly quickly -- and we still have five weeks to play.”

The quick dash to 100 RBIs is a sign of Rendon’s impressive ability to up his game this season. Along with being on track to set a career mark in RBIs, Rendon has a career-best .323 batting average and 1.008 OPS this season.

Rendon’s 5.2 fWAR trails only Cody Bellinger, Christian Yelich and Ketel Marte in the National League.