History, it seems, is being made daily by the 2012 Washington Nationals.
#Nats 5 HR tonight is a record for any D.C. ballclub in a home game. That’s at Griffith Stadium, RFK Stadium, Nationals Park.
— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) September 5, 2012
It got better as Adam LaRoche hit his second homer in the eighth for the Nats sixth of the night. Ian Desmond, Jesus Flores, Tyler Moore and Ryan Zimmerman also contributed with the long ball. In nearly 80 seasons of D.C. baseball, this has never happened. The story just keeps getting better. This is the best story in baseball.
The Nats had 11 extra base hits out of 19 overall, so scoring 11 runs is actually kind of a disappointment; nine runners were left on base.
Edwin Jackson struck out 7 over 5 2/3, but faltered late and gave up four Chicago Cubs runs. He did have two hits though.
The crowd was low — under 18,000 on the first day of school for Northern Virginia. Low crowds were common across the league though:
Bad MLB crowds Mon &Tues everywhere (Atl, Cinn, DC, KC, Oak, CWS, Pitt, Sea, Mia, Tor). And all similar crowds. Don’t get it.
— Thomas Boswell (@ThomasBoswellWP) September 5, 2012
School started, Bos, school started.