Jun 2, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals center fielder Denard Span (2) hits a single against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning in game two of a double header at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Cool Weather Is Affecting Nationals Hitting
Remember when it was April and cold and the Nationals couldn’t hit? Remember when the offense was lucky to put one or two runs on the board during the early part of the season. Remember when the Nationals weren’t hitting home runs when it was cold and the ball didn’t fly?
Then the middle of April came and it got warmer and the offense started producing. When May arrived the Nationals offense really came alive the warmer and warmer it got. Home runs were flying out of Nationals Park for the home town heros. The hits were really coming and the Nationals were scoring runs.
Then the weather cooled off. The weather in DC has been terrible for this Blue Jays series. Monday’s game was rained out. Tuesday the teams played a double header under cloudy skies and temperatures in the high 60’s. The Nationals scored two runs during the day game and three in the night game. They scored no runs last night.
The warm weather can’t get back soon enough. The team’s home run hitting is directly correlated to temperature. The Nationals score more runs when the temperature is between 80 and 90 degrees.
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