Sep 6, 2012, 4:37 AM EDT
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Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche combined for three of the Nats’ six homers.
It took nearly 79 seasons of baseball in the District of Columbia for the home team to hit six home runs in one game for the first time.
Then it took only 24 hours for the Nationals to do it again.
And at the end of Wednesday night’s 9-1 thrashing of the Cubs, all anyone could do was sit back and marvel at what this suddenly juggernaut of a lineup was able to accomplish.
Twelve homers in two days? It defies logic.
“I don’t know what’s going on,” said Adam LaRoche, who contributed two of them during Tuesday night’s win and another on Wednesday. “Whatever we’re doing, we need to continue to do it every day. Whether it’s the meals we’re eating, the cage work, you name it. Just one of those stretches that you can’t really explain.”
How rare was this accomplishment? So rare it had only happened twice before in the modern era: the 1996 Dodgers and the 2003 Angels.
“It’s not going to happen all the time,” Danny Espinosa said. “But we definitely have the power potential to do that.”
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