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Mark Reynolds homers twice; leads the Nationals to 6-4 win over the D-Backs...

That’s not a bad way to make your debut with a new team, Mark Reynolds. The veteran slugger went 3 for 4 with two home runs against the D-backs in the Nationals’ 6-4 win on Sunday night.

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Signed in mid-April, and called up over the weekend when Ryan Zimmerman went on the 10-Day DL with an oblique issue, Mark Reynolds made his Washington Nationals debut in the series finale with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday night.

Coming off a .267/.352/.487, 22 double, 30 home run, 0.8 fWAR campaign in Colorado in 2017, Reynolds got off to a good start, singling through the left side in his first at bat in a Nats uniform.

Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez told reporters before the fourth of four with the D-backs in Chase Field that he was excited about the options he had with Reynolds in the majors.

He took advantage of the opportunity to give Anthony Rendon a day off, playing Reynolds at first, with Matt Adams in left, and Wilmer Difo at third base.

“Think about it,” Martinez said, as quoted by MASN’s Mark Zuckerman.

“When I woke up this morning, I said: ‘We have Mark Reynolds. He can play. I can give Rendon a day off, and not jeopardize us not winning the ballgame.’

“That’s nice to know. And to have his leadership and somebody who can come off the bench and hit a home run for you, or play different positions, it’s awesome.”

With a runner in scoring position and two out in the third inning, Reynolds fell behind 0-2, and took a curve in the dirt that allowed Matt Adams (who’d doubled) to take third, but the veteran slugger popped up over third base to end the inning. 1 for 2.

Reynolds hit a 2-1 curve from Godley out to left-center in the sixth, for his first homer of the season and the Nationals’ third home run of the game, making it 4-1 at that point. 2 for 3.

He went deep again in the eighth, taking a 96 mph 3-2 fastball from Archie Bradley for a ride to center for a two-run blast that made it 6-4 Nationals after a rough inning for right-hander Brandon Kintzler allowed the D-backs to tie it up. 3 for 4.

That ended up being the game winner. Reynolds said once he got his first at bat out of the way, he felt comfortable up there again.

“The first at-bat, I was a little nervous,” Reynolds told reporters, as quoted on MLB.com, after the Nationals completed a four-game sweep.

“New team. Trying to make a good impression. Got the first hit out of the way, and then I kind of settled down and was able to relax and play the game I’ve been playing for a long time.”

“He’s a veteran guy,” Martinez told reporters, including MASN’s Mark Zuckerman.

“He knows. He’s been there. I saw him play for a lot of years, and he gives you a good at-bat. I wanted to get him in today, and he did great.”

“I’m sure there’s a little push of confidence,” D-backs’ skipper Torey Lovullo said, after the one-time Diamondback helped beat his former team. “Knowing that he came up from the minor leagues and he’s familiar with our staff, he’s familiar with this ballpark for a couple reasons, having played here, A, and then B, played in a lot of games last year with Colorado, so he’s a good hitter, can’t make mistakes to him and you can see what happens when he squares up a ball. It was a good day for him and he was the difference between a potential win for us and a loss.”