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Adam LaRoche | First Baseman

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/6/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Seminole (OK) JC
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Adam LaRoche had an RBI single and four walks Friday against the Mets.
Well, you don't see that line every day. The fourth and final walk was intentional in the ninth inning. It ended up being the right call by Mets manager Terry Collins, as Jenrry Mejia struck out Ian Desmond swinging to end the ballgame. Sep 12 - 11:29 PM

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Adam LaRoche went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and an RBI single as the Nationals topped the Mets on Thursday.

It had three days since LaRoche last homered, so he was due. The first baseman has now homered five times in nine September games, knocking in 15 runs in the process. His first-inning blast off of Bartolo Colon gave the Nats a 2-0 lead, and he added on with his RBI single in the third. LaRoche is sitting on 24 home runs, 85 RBI, and a .265/.367/.468 slash line.
Sep 11 - 10:55 PM

Adam LaRoche continued his hot hitting, going 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBI singles in Tuesday's victory against the Braves.

LaRoche kicked off a four-run first inning with an RBI single, and added another in the second. The first baseman has 12 RBI in his last six games and is batting .474 (9-for-19). LaRoche owns solid numbers, including a .266/.370/.466 slash line with 23 home runs and 82 RBI.
Sep 9 - 10:55 PM

Adam LaRoche hit two solo home runs to lead the Nationals to a 3-2 win over the Phillies on Sunday.

LaRoche homered in the second and fourth innings, both times against Phillies starter Cole Hamels. LaRoche now has 23 home runs this year, including four in his last four games. He's got 80 RBI to go with a .261/.366/.464 line.
Sep 7 - 5:30 PM

Adam LaRoche hit his 21st home run of the season on Friday.

LaRoche was starting for the first time since Monday, as he's been dealing with back soreness. It was a nice game for the veteran. He hit a two-run home run in the first inning, his 21st, and tacked on a sacrifice fly in the seventh. The three RBI pushed him up to 78 overall. This season, LaRoche is slashing a rock-solid .261/.365/.453.
Sep 6 - 12:31 AM

Adam LaRoche is back at first base for Friday's game against the Phillies.

LaRoche had five RBI off he bench on Wednesday, but the start tonight is his first since he left Monday's game with back soreness.
Sep 5 - 3:15 PM

After entering as a pinch hitter, Adam LaRoche went 2-for-3 with a home run and five RBI in the Nationals' marathon 8-5 win over the Dodgers in 14 innings Wednesday.

LaRoche was out of the lineup for a second straight day with a back injury, but down two runs in the top of the ninth he was called on as a pinch hitter. He responded with a two-run shot off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, just the fifth home run Jansen has given up all season. Then, in the 12th, LaRoche came up with the bases loaded and delivered a two-run single. Finally, in the 14th, he hustled down the line to avoid a double play and plate the go-ahead run. It will be a well-deserved off day for LaRoche on Thursday, and it's unclear whether he'll feel good enough to go when the Nats start their series with the Phillies on Friday.
Sep 3 - 8:50 PM

Adam LaRoche (back) is expected to return to the lineup Friday.

LaRoche is sitting out a second straight game Wednesday due to a back injury, but he could be available to pinch-hit and is expected to be fine following Thursday's off day. Tyler Moore is at first base Wednesday.
Sep 3 - 1:43 PM

Adam LaRoche (back) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Wednesdy.

It's the second straight game he's missed after aggravating his back injury Monday. LaRoche has said he doesn't think it's a long-term issue and he figures to shoot for a return to action on Friday after Thursday's off day. Tyler Moore is at first base Wednesday.
Sep 3 - 1:05 PM

Adam LaRoche (back) reported improvement after taking muscle relaxers on Tuesday.

He's out of the lineup Tuesday, but LaRoche is confident that his back issue won't be a long-term thing. It's worth noting that he's just 1-for-19 at the dish since the back problem first cropped up.
Sep 2 - 7:04 PM

Adam LaRoche (back) is out of the Nationals' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Dodgers.

LaRoche was likely to sit anyway against Dodgers ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw, but he aggravated a lingering back injury on Monday and could miss much of this week.
Sep 2 - 5:51 PM

Adam LaRoche left Monday's game against the Dodgers after aggravating his back injury.

LaRoche missed a game last week due to back soreness, but the injury is worse this time. He'll be re-evaluated on Tuesday before the Nationals know how much time he'll miss. LaRoche was hitless in three at-bats Monday before exiting.
Sep 1 - 11:47 PM

Adam LaRoche is back in the Nationals' lineup Wednesday.

LaRoche sat out Tuesday due to back soreness, but he's apparently feeling much better and is ready to give it a go. The Nationals' first baseman is sporting a .266/.372/.454 batting line with 19 homers and 69 RBI this season.
Aug 27 - 3:02 PM

Adam LaRoche is out of the Nationals' starting lineup on Tuesday due to back soreness.

LaRoche expects to return to action Wednesday. Kevin Frandsen is playing first base against Cole Hamels.
Aug 26 - 5:20 PM

Adam LaRoche is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Phillies.

LaRoche hasn't done much against lefties this year and will sit against Cole Hamels. Kevin Frandsen will play first base.
Aug 26 - 3:28 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Sandy Leon
1B1Adam LaRoche
2Tyler Moore
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Danny Espinosa
3Jeff Kobernus
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Anthony Rendon
LF1Bryce Harper
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
RF1Jayson Werth
2Scott Hairston
3Nate Schierholtz
4Steven Souza
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Gio Gonzalez
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Tanner Roark
6Matt Purke
7Taylor Jordan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Rafael Soriano
2Tyler Clippard
3Drew Storen
4Craig Stammen
5Jerry Blevins
6Ross Detwiler
7Matt Thornton
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Erik Davis
10Xavier Cedeno
11Aaron Barrett
12Blake Treinen