Anthony Rendon is doing Anthony Rendon things again.

The Nationals third baseman capped off an MVP-level season last month, and he has continued to thrive in the postseason.

Rendon has done his damage both at the plate and in the field. In Game 3, he struck first at third base.

Wow. Just, wow. This is one of the best defensive plays of the postseason to date.

Rendon finished the 2019 season behind Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich in the eyes of many, when it comes to MVP voting. But don’t let that discount what he’s accomplished all year long.

There’s a reason fans were chanting “M-V-P! M-V-P!” for Rendon, even when he wasn’t stepping to the plate.

The Cardinals have struggled mightily to get their offense clicking in the NLCS, and most of the credit for that goes to the Nationals’ pitching staff. But defensive plays like this make it all the more easy for those pitchers to continue putting up goose eggs on the scoreboard.

In a postseason series, every play matters. Stops like the one Rendon made Monday night, in a scoreless game as the Nationals have a chance to take a commanding lead in the series, can make all the difference.

 

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