It was unassuming at the beginning — just a simple blast from Brian Goodwin into the right field stands to bring in Max Scherzer, who walked to lead off the bottom of the third in the Washington Nationals’ rubber match against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Then came Wilmer Difo, who launched a baseball off the facade of the second deck in right field, putting the Nats up 5-0.
Then came Bryce Harper, who decided to join the party, scooping up a low pitch and sending it into the opposite field seats in left-center field, making some minor Nationals history.
First time since 2011 the Nationals go back-to-back-to-back. Harper now has two homers in this game, 27 overall.— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) July 27, 2017
Then came Ryan Zimmerman, who felt left out and thought that back-to-back-to-back-to-back wasn’t a bad idea, sending a laser into the visitor’s bullpen in left field, making the real history for the franchise, as the team went four-in-a-row for the first time, even since their days as the Montreal Expos.
1st time in the franchise's history going back to their Canadian days. https://t.co/1efhXEbSMe— Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) July 27, 2017
So, with five in a row on the line, Daniel Murphy stepped up to the plate and popped out to center, prompting some (sarcastic) boos from the fans.
Anthony Rendon then came up to the plate, and tried to start his own streak by parking a baseball over the bullpen in left field. It (mercifully for the fans of the Milwaukee Brewers) did not start a new streak, and the Nats didn’t record another homer that inning. Even so: The Nats broke a lot of records and put up a few impressive numbers.
(Also: Ryan Zimmerman hit another homer the next inning for seven on the day.)
(Also: Jose Lobaton just went yard for the Nats’ EIGHTH home run today.)
Check out the video of the homers and some facts about the Nats’ impressive inning:
We thought the #HRDerby was in D.C. next year?!?! pic.twitter.com/YY48F9SxCp— Cut4 (@Cut4) July 27, 2017
J♥️ J♦️ J♠️ J♣️— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) July 27, 2017
And then, sorry, we ran out of suits. pic.twitter.com/azzKKRg64l
The 5 home runs in the inning ties a MLB record. 1st time a team's hit 4 straight HRs since Diamondbacks on 8/11/10.— Jorge Castillo (@jorgeccastillo) July 27, 2017
The @Nationals' 7-run 3rd inning:— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 27, 2017
Single & SB
when the Nats offense arrives pic.twitter.com/KeC22rX8eM— Danny (@recordsANDradio) July 27, 2017
The #Nationals hitters have hit for a whopping 3.200 OPS this inning.— Sung Min Kim (@sung_minkim) July 27, 2017