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Rendon relaxed after shaky debut

Apr 22, 2013, 9:22 PM EDT

Associated Press
Anthony Rendon went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and an error yesterday.

The whirlwind of his big-league debut behind him, Anthony Rendon arrived at Nationals Park today hoping he’ll be able to relax a bit more and soak in the scene a bit more than he did yesterday in New York.

If nothing else, at least Rendon knows he doesn’t have to worry about the whereabouts of his parents. After missing their son’s debut when they got bumped from their flight, Rene and Bridget Rendon will be in the stands at Nationals Park when he makes the first home appearance of his career.

“Yes, there’s a story,” Rendon said with an eye roll and a smile. “They bought their tickets the night that I told them [I was getting called up], and they showed up at the airport early in the morning. Needless to say, they were in the system, but they didn’t have a seat on the plane. So the airline messed up somewhere. I don’t know the full story, but they didn’t end up making it.”

Unable to get from Houston to New York in time for the Nationals’ series finale against the Mets, the Rendons instead caught a flight to Washington last night. They arrived safe and sound and are now looking forward to attending tonight’s game against the Cardinals.

“My mom was kind of furious,” Rendon said.
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  1. EmDash - Apr 22, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    So what are the odds of Haren having a great start to give Storen a save opportunity in the first game the Cardinals come back to town? If the universe has any sense of narrative drama…

  2. Sec. 3, My Untucked Sofa - Apr 22, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    I bet if they'd called Bo he would have gotten it straightened out.

  3. natsfan1a - Apr 22, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Bo knows.

  4. Steve J, Alexandria - Apr 22, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    I like this guy — and I didn't pay that error any mind — no error should have been called at all, if so, Desi's error — but who cares. Tonight, the kid may break out and show us what we've been waiting for.

  5. Less Platu - Apr 22, 2013 at 11:00 PM

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  6. Less Platu - Apr 22, 2013 at 11:02 PM

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  7. Less Platu - Apr 22, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    Go Haren. Throw less FB's, locate better (a lot better) and get yourself and us a quality start.

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