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Adam LaRoche could be on the verge of ending a season-opening slump. Over the last 20 plate appearances LaRoche is reach base 14 times. Those are nearly Hall of Fame numbers coming from where he has been.
Even with the recent uptick in offensive production LaRoche is still hitting just .196/ .291/ .314 with a grand total of three home runs and 10 RBI.
La Roche suffered through an 0 for 26 slump with a double and a walk in the final game of the Atlanta series. After striking out 30 times over 25 games, he has only struck out three times in the past five games, and is 7 for 13 over that time.
“Just being a little more patient overall, taking some walks, getting in some better hitter’s counts. For a week or two there, I felt like I was 1-2 every at-bat and in defensive mode. So getting back to seeing it again is nice.” said LaRoche
Fantasy Play: well it’s about time, fantasy owners ran from LaRoche in record numbers over the past few weeks as he is owned by 50% in ESPN leagues. After clubbing 33 home runs in 2012 with 100 RBI it’s only a matter of time before LaRoche returns the form, and that process may be underway.
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In the moments after the Nats' 5-4 win over the Tigers yesterday, a bunch of new Nationals players joined in on Rafael Soriano's ceremonial untucking-of-the-shirt routine: Drew Storen, Ryan Mattheus, Steve Lombardozzi, Kurt Suzuki, possibly Chad Tracy and Gio Gonzalez. Turns out Suzuki didn't untuck voluntarily -- Denard Span did the honors during the postgame handshake...
People asked for it and Bryce Harper delivered.
The Washington Nationals phenom had an ingrown toenail removed Friday and sat out a second consecutive game on Saturday because of it.
But since "the people" asked, Harper tweeted a photo of his bloody toe and a piece of the nail that was removed.
Since everybody wanted to see it! Here it is!hah #Toe #SICK #Graphic twitter...
Up above: Ross Detwiler as seen on TV doing his postgame interview with a Caps 2013 Playoffs rally towel hanging in his locker. Earlier in the day, Detwiler provided thoughts on the Caps-Rangers over at CSNWashington.com.
Nationals 7, Cubs 3: Bryce Harper and his ingrown toenail missing from the lineup, along with Jayson Werth (heading to the DL!), but Ian Desmond provides plenty...
Ho hum, just another fantastic catch by Denard Span, this one in the fifth inning of Friday night's Nats-Cubs game.
Meanwhile, worth your time: this profile on Span connecting with DC in Friday's CQ Rollcall.
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The Washington Nationals have decided to overturn their new rainout ticket policy after receiving heavy criticism from both fans and the media.
Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper was forced to sit out a game because of a straight up nasty ingrown toenail.
When Under Armour Baseball athlete Bryce Harper takes the field on Sunday for the Washington Nationals against the Chicago Cubs, he'll do so in a "Mother's Day' PE of the UA Spine Highlight.
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Bryce Harper missed Friday's game against the Chicago Cubs with an ingrown toenail and became so annoyed at people wondering what it looked like he posted a photo of the gruesome aftermath of a procedure to clip off the offending nail edge.
The Washington Nationals outfielder wrote:
"Since everyone wanted to see it! Here it is!hah."
So this is what it has come down...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ryan Mattheus, Drew Storen and Rafael Soriano combined for shutout relief after Dan Haren nearly squandered a four-run lead, and the Washington Nationals beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 Thursday to complete a two-game sweep of the AL champions. Adam LaRoche singled in the first and second innings for his first consecutive multihit games this season, helping the...
In the eighth inning of the Nationals 3-1 win over the Tigers, the team's first win over the Detroit ballclub since 2005, Tyler Clippard came in to face Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder, which isn't the easiest task in the world. Clippard has struggled with keeping his pitches down in the zone, but his pitch location chart from this 34-pitch outing against the Tigers is...
Dominant early, Stephen Strasburg fell apart after one of Ryan Zimmerman's two errors and wound up dropping his fifth consecutive decision, an 8-2 loss Saturday to the Chicago Cubs, whose starting pitcher, Edwin Jackson, worked into the sixth inning and hit a two-run double for good measure.
Jackson (1-5) retired 12 of Washington's first 13 batters and allowed two runs and...
The Washington Nationals won their fifth straight last night as they beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 at Nationals Park, and coupled with the Braves 8-2 loss to the Giants, the Nationals have closed within a game of the National League Eastern Division race. The Braves have held sole possession of first place since April 7.
The Nationals are finally starting to show some Nattitude.
I unfortunately snoozed through part of last night’s Cubs game with the Washington Nationals because Bryce Harper wasn’t playing. Honestly, who can blame me? Harper is one of the game’s most dynamic and intriguing players, having won NL Rookie of the Year last season (I thought it should’ve been Wade Miley, but I’m not complaining too much because both deserved it...