- - Monday, October 7, 2019

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon, who may have played his last game at Nationals Park on Monday, was asked what it means to advance to Game 5 on Wednesday night in the NLDS.

“Fortunate. I think that is definitely the word,” Rendon said. “Just the fact we are in the playoffs and trying to make a run, that says a lot. It is not easy to make the playoffs. I think a lot of people overlook that. They think it is a piece of cake; it definitely is not.”

For emphasis, Rendon noted his first postseason appearance came in 2014 for the Nationals.

That came in his second season while Scott Hairston, a teammate that year with Washington, was making his first playoff appearance in a career that began in 2004.

“That was his first time making the playoffs,” Rendon said.

Rendon was 1-for-2 with two sacrifice flies and three RBIs in the 6-1 win Monday over the Dodgers as the Nationals tied the series at 2-2. He will be a free agent after this season and has turned down offers from the Nationals, according to published reports.


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