Anthony Rendon went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and an error yesterday.
If nothing else, at least Rendon knows he doesn't have to worry about the whereabouts of his parents. After missing their son's debut when they got bumped from their flight, Rene and Bridget Rendon will be in the stands at Nationals Park when he makes the first home appearance of his career.
"Yes, there's a story," Rendon said with an eye roll and a smile. "They bought their tickets the night that I told them [I was getting called up], and they showed up at the airport early in the morning. Needless to say, they were in the system, but they didn't have a seat on the plane. So the airline messed up somewhere. I don't know the full story, but they didn't end up making it."
Unable to get from Houston to New York in time for the Nationals' series finale against the Mets, the Rendons instead caught a flight to Washington last night. They arrived safe and sound and are now looking forward to attending tonight's game against the Cardinals.
"My mom was kind of furious," Rendon said.