May 31, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon (6) is congratulated by Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth (28) after hitting a solo home run against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Watch: Anthony Rendon Cranks a Homer, Makes a Web Gem


Washington Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon has had quite a season thus far, and it gets better and better by the game. In Saturday’s afternoon bout against the Texas Rangers, Rendon recorded a home run and a web gem in the first three innings alone.

With one out in the bottom of the first, Rendon lined the 2-2 offering from Rangers starter Nick Tepesch over the wall in left field. He put his quick hands on display to hit the ball extremely hard. Watch below:

 

Rendon wasn’t finished.

With Adrian Beltre at the plate in the top of the second, starter Doug Fister threw an 88-mph fastball on the inner-half of the plate. Naturally, Beltre pulled the ball down the third-base line.

Using his quick first step, Rendon dove towards the line, catching the ball off the high hop. He then got up quickly and fired a bullet over to first to get the out. Watch below:

 

Rendon has flashed both prowess at the plate and vacuum-like qualities with the glove so far this season. He’s turning himself into a perennial All-Star candidate for a Nationals team that has no shortage of stars.

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