The infielder said he could play Tuesday if he feels good after his normal pre-game routine on Monday.
The back-up catcher hasn't hit well this season but his defense has drawn rave reviews from pitchers and coaches.
So much has changed since the last time the Nationals won 10 straight games in 2005.
Along with memorable game-winners, small plays like Adam LaRoche's shift Wednesday night have sustained the Nats' streak.
Rendon has started 62 straight games so Matt Williams gave him Wednesday off.
The second baseman has formed a strong double play duo with Ian Desmond and provided some key hits.
Switch-hitting infielder Asdrubal Cabrera has played little against left-handed pitching, and he has had to adjust to that.
Over the past seven weeks, the Nationals lead the majors in fielding percentage.
Rendon has bounced back and forth between second and third yet his defense hasn't skipped a beat.
Nats second baseman wants to play but he understands his role now is a backup, similar to his job when the season started.