The Washington Nationals are still in the process of building up their team.
But the Nationals have a lot of young players who are ready to step up and start a new era of baseball.
One of these stars is shortstop Luis Garcia, who had a great day against the New York Mets on Friday.
Max Scherzer, the best pitcher for the Mets, was playing against Washington.
The right-handed veteran was up against Garcia, but things didn’t go well for him.
Garcia hit the pitch hard to deep right field, and there was no doubt it left Clover Park.
Garcia knew this was gone the second he hit it, and so did Scherzer.
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The announcers of the Mets clearly recognized this as well, with Gary Cohen going as far as to say that we can forget about that baseball.
There was no question that this was a home run, but the Nationals now have another reason to be happy about Garcia.
The young infielder’s power numbers are still growing, but his bat is clearly on the right track.
He only hit seven home runs last season, but he had a.275 average, a.295 on-base percentage, and a.408 slugging percentage.
And he gave this one a lot of energy.
Even more impressive is that it came from his former teammate Scherzer, who has won the Cy Young Award three times.
As the Nationals look to the future, this could be a good sign.