It’s been a pretty great 24 hours for Mark Reynolds, a player nobody wanted over the offseason. The 34-year-old slugger signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals in April, and it’s proven to be a hugely important deal for the Nats.

On Friday night, Reynolds hit this walk-off homer to give the Nats a 3-2 win over the Miami Marlins:

And he really took things to another level on Saturday night in the Nats’ 18-4 walloping of Miami.

Reynolds went 5-for-5, with two homers… and 10 RBI. Yes, 10 RBI.

Reynolds now has 10 homers and a .292/.358/.594 in 120 plate appearances for Washington. After stunningly falling under .500, the Nats have won three straight games to get to 45-43, and that’s largely due to the surprising efforts of Reynolds.

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