The Washington Nationals offense showed up to Nationals Park on Thursday afternoon for their game with the Milwaukee Brewers. Brewers reliever Michael Blazek, making a spot start, probably wished he didn’t even step foot into the stadium.

In the first inning, Blazek allowed a two-run dinger to Bryce Harper.

In the third inning, he gave up a two-run homer to Brian Goodwin.

And then a solo homer to Wilmer Difo.

And then a solo homer to Harper, his second of the day.

And then a solo homer to Ryan Zimmerman.

After getting Daniel Murphy to fly out, Blazek allowed his fifth home run of the inning (and sixth of the day), a solo shot to Anthony Rendon.

That ended his day. Blazek’s final line? 2 1/3 innings pitched, seven hits, eight runs (all earned!), one walk, four strikeouts, and a whopping six home runs. His game score was -18, which is very bad.

In addition to the five home run inning, Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer reached base twice, and Adam Lind stole a base, his first in four years.

Through three innings, every National but Murphy has a hit. Every National but Murphy and catcher Jose Lobaton has scored a run. Every National but Murphy, Lind, and Scherzer has driven in a run.

In case you’re curious, five homers in an inning ties a record, and no MLB team has hit four straight dingers since 2010.

It might be a long afternoon for the Brewers.

UPDATE: the afternoon did get longer. Zimmerman and Lobaton each homered in the fourth inning, pushing Washington to a team-record eight home runs.

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