#TBT: Nats explode for 16 runs in rout of Rays

Yesterday was a great day for a MASN broadcast of a Nationals game. But then again, when is there ever not a great day to watch a baseball game on MASN?

Stephen Strasburg stole the show against the Yankees at Space Coast Stadium yesterday. He only pitched five innings against a non-regular Yankees lineup, but he struck out nine on just 68 pitches. It's good to see Strasburg is ready for the regular season.

But overshadowed by Strasburg's performance was the Nationals' offensive onslaught against New York's Masahiro Tanaka. The Nats put up seven runs on Tanaka in the first three innings and finished the game with a 13-0 shutout of the supposed Bronx Bombers. That had me thinking: What was most runs the Nats put up last year?

This weeks' #TBT takes us back to June 16, 2015, when the Nats put up 16 runs in a rout of the Rays. Clint Robinson, Bryce Harper and Wilson Ramos (twice) all hit home runs in the 16-4 win over Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field. (Do the Nats have a thing for playing against American League East teams?)

Check out highlights of the offensive explosion and come back next week for the next Throwback Thursday!

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