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Washington Nationals’ lineup for tonight’s series finale with the Pittsburgh Pirates

Here’s the Washington Nationals’ lineup + some ❤️ for Anthony Rendon and his consistent production...

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Anthony Rendon drove in his 99th and 100th runs of the season with one hit last night, the first of two hits he finished the game with in PNC Park.

It was the second time he’s reached the century mark in RBIs in his career.

Last time he did it, back in 2017, Rendon drive in his 100th in the Nationals’ 162nd and his 147th game of that season, in 605 plate appearances.

Last night, Rendon picked up his 100th in his 111th game and his 450th PA.

“It’s a testament to what he’s done all year,” Rendon’s manager, Davey Martinez, said after the Nationals’ 11-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates (against whom Rendon drove in No. 100 back in 2017 as well).

“He’s been really good. Let’s remember that he missed some time too in the beginning, so what he’s done, he’s done fairly quickly, and we’ve still got five weeks left to play.”

Rendon’s already hit a career-high in home runs as well, with 27, and he’s 10 doubles shy of his previous season-high, and one run shy of the second-most runs scored he’s put up in a season, with 90 so far, and 21 short of his previous season-best in runs scored (111 in 2014).

Month by month this season, he’s hit .356 in March/April, .277 in May, .307 in June, .333 in July, and .351 so far in the month of August. That consistent production has impressed his manager.

“He’s having an unbelievable year, but he comes ready to play every day,” Martinez told reporters before last night’s game.

“I say it all the time, he’s the constant in our lineup that keeps our lineup going.

“And what a tremendous job he’s done in the lineup, and also playing defense. He’s just super, super special and is having a great year.”

And he’s having that great year before potentially hitting the free agent market this winter, if he and the Nationals don’t agree on an extension to keep him in the nation’s capital.