In the first inning of Game 2 of the NLDS against the Chicago Cubs, Anthony Rendon addressed the Washington Nationals’ biggest issue from Friday’s loss: offense. Rendon cranked a home run off Jon Lester with two outs to put the Nats on the board for the first time in the series and take a 1-0 lead. The good feeling didn’t last long, but in the end, the Nationals’ bats woke up enough to even up the series at one game apiece.
Entering the eighth, Washington trailed 3-1 but Adam Lind, in his first career postseason game, hit a single to rekindle hope. No outs. Trea Turner, who has struggled all series, again struck out in a big moment, but Bryce Harper made the most of his, hitting a massive two-run shot to tie it. Later ...Read more