Home runs are flying out of major league ballparks at a record rate this season, but that doesn't make what the Washington Nationals accomplished on Sunday any less impressive.
Tied 1-1 entering the eighth inning, the Nationals exploded against San Diego Padres reliever (and former National) Craig Stammen for four runs – on four consecutive homers.
Howie Kendrick led off with a pinch-hit blast that traveled 421 feet to left field.
Trea Turner topped that with a 425-foot shot to center field.
Adam Eaton muscled up to hit one 402 feet that just cleared the wall in right-center.
And Anthony Rendon finished off the run with a 391-foot blast to right.
It all added up to nearly one-third of a mile's worth of taters (1,639 feet to be exact.)
What's better than back-to-back-to-back jacks?
Back-to-back-to-back-to-BACK jacks. 😱😱 pic.twitter.com/Iqh3KFehVo
The Nationals ended up winning the game 5-2 behind seven strong innings from Stephen Strasburg.
The game marked the ninth time in MLB history a team has hit back-to-back-to-back-to-back jacks.
Coincidentally, the Nationals were the last team to hit four consecutive home runs in a game when they accomplished the feat on July 27, 2017.
In that game, Brian Goodwin, Wilmer Difo, Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman all homered off Milwaukee's Tyler Matzek.
And yes, we're still on pace for the most homer-heavy season of all time. MLB teams are averaging 1.34 home runs per game, which would easily surpass the record of 1.26 per game set in 2017.
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