The Washington Nationals are on fire right now. Almost literally, as they have been ripping the baseball and breaking records as of late.
On Monday they scored 13 runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a dominant shutout. Those 13 runs, paired with 16 runs scored against Milwaukee on Sunday and 14 on Saturday seem like a lot in a short period of time.
That's because they are. In fact, those 43 runs scored in a three-game stretch is a new franchise record for the club.
That scoring pace is also the first time since 1996 that a National League team has scored 13 runs or more in three straight games.
A potency of runs is not just limited to the past three games. Over the past five games (two vs. Milwaukee on Thursday and 17 against the Reds on Wednesday), the club has scored 62 runs.
Sixty-two runs. That's 12.4 runs a game.
Also, it's a franchise record and the most in the MLB during such a span since the 2007 Yankees.
If the Nats keep scoring runs at this unprecedented pace there will be no one able to stop them as they march to the postseason.
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