Nationals' second baseman Danny Espinosa continues to turn heads, hitting two home runs on Tuesday to carry the Nationals to a 10-2 win over Cliff Lee and the Philadelphia Phillies. The home runs give him 10 for the season, and he also leads the Nationals in RBIs.
But Espinosa's biggest accomplishment may be unlocking an achievement nobody else in baseball has unlocked yet. With Tuesdays' performance, Espinosa is now the first person to homer against both Lee and Roy Halladay this season. This was something Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post casually dropped in near the end of his game story.
Espinosa's second career two-homer game gave him 10 this season, tying him with Mark Trumbo for the major league lead among rookies and putting him second behind Robinson Cano among second basemen. Espinosa is the only player to hit a homer off both Halladay and Lee this year.
Espinosa's batting average remains low, but everything else indicates the Nationals may have found another building block for the future.