Anthony Rendon is officially a Los Angeles Angel. The Nats' All-Star third baseman signed a 7-year/$245 million contract with the Angels Wednesday night and with that, the Nats were suddenly third baseman-less.
As we bid farewell to Rendon, we're looking back on his top six moments as a Washington National. Here for seven seasons, Rendon had plenty of All-Star moments, but these were the most unforgettable.
6. Rendon's first MLB home run as a National
June 15, 2013: Rendon's first MLB home run came in the top of the ninth against the Cleveland Indians to win the game for the Nats 7-6.
5. His grand slam against the Braves this past summer
July 29, 2019: Rendon hits a go-ahead grand slam in the bottom of the sixth against the visiting Braves to put the Nats up 6-2. The Nats went on to win 6-3.
4. His unreal, 3 HR, 10 RBI game
April 30, 2017: Rendon has one of the best games of his career going 6-for-6 with three home runs and 10 RBIs against the New York Mets. One of the 10 RBIs was nearly a grand slam. The Nats won that game by a whopping 18 runs, 23-5.
3. His home run in Game 5 of the NLDS against the Dodgers
October 9, 2019: The Nats' bats finally get hot in the top of the eighth inning in Game 5 of the NLDS against the Dodgers. Rendon hits a home run off Clayton Kershaw to put the Nats and the Dodgers within one. Juan Soto came up next to bat and hit another solo homer off Kershaw to tie the game at 3, and we all know what happened when Howie Kendrick came up to bat...
2. His home run in Game 6 of the World Series
October 29, 2019: In a do-or-die Game 6 to force a Game 7, Rendon hits a two-run homer in the top of the seventh inning to extend the Nats' lead 5-2. The Nats went on to win 7-2 to force Game 7, and we all know how that one ended.
1. His home run in Game 7 of the World Series
October 30, 2019: Without a doubt, Anthony Rendon's top moment as a Washington National was his home run in the top of the seventh inning in Game 7 of the World Series to put the Nats on the board and move within one run of the Astros. Juan Soto came up next to get on base with a single and Howie Kendrick hit a two-run home run soon after. The Nats beat the Astros to win their first-ever World Series, 7-2.
Anthony Rendon has had many incredible moments over his seven seasons as a Washington National and he'll be missed in D.C.
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