The Nationals are having themselves a day at the ballpark.
During Thursday’s game against the Brewers at Nationals Park, Washington went off in the third inning to tie the MLB record for home runs in an inning (5) and consecutive home runs in an inning (4). The Nationals are just the eighth team in league history to hit four straight homers.
It all started with a dinger courtesy of outfielder Brian Goodwin, followed by homers from shortstop Wilmer Difo, outfielder Bryce Harper (his second of the day) and first baseman Ryan Zimmerman. Although second baseman Daniel Murphy hit a fly out to center field to snap the streak, third baseman Anthony Rendon got the team back on track with another home run to give Washington its sixth run of the inning.
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Earnhardt, 42, indeed is a huge Redskins fan. He explained why in an ESPN piece back in 2012.
Earnhardt made clear in March that he’s not afraid to criticize his own team. After Redskins owner Daniel Snyder terminated general manager Scot McCloughan, Junior expressed his displeasure with that move and the team’s handling of quarterback Kirk Cousins.
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