Adam LaRoche 1B WAS 1 Month

LaRoche is not in the lineup for the second game of a doubleheader against the Mets on Friday.

LaRoche started the first game of Thursday's doubleheader as well, but didn't play the second game much like Friday. Tyler Moore will get the call in his place and bats fifth for the Nationals.

Adam LaRoche 1B WAS 1 Month

LaRoche is not in the lineup for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mets, William Ladson of MLB.com reports.

LaRoche will rest for the night cap after getting the start at first base for the afternoon game.

Adam LaRoche 1B WAS 1 Month

LaRoche went 2-for-3 Tuesday with a three-run blast, his 26th home run of the season.

He's been struggling to make contact as the season draws to a close, hitting just .189 (7-for-37) over his last 10 games, but LaRoche has still been able to contribute with three home runs and nine RBI over the stretch.

Adam LaRoche 1B WAS 1 Month

LaRoche was 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in the Nationals win over Miami on Friday night.

After receiving a couple of days of rest following the team's clinching of the NL East, LaRoche wasted little time in getting back in the swing with a first inning dinger to give the Nationals a lead they would never relinquish. He now has 25 long ones to go with 88 RBI and a .257 average.

Adam LaRoche 1B WAS 1 Month

LaRoche is out of the lineup Thursday against the Marlins, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.

Though most of the Nationals' regulars will return to the lineup after they were all given the day off Wednesday following the team's clinching of the NL East, LaRoche will receive an extra day to rest, with the Marlins starting a lefty. Kevin Frandsen will enter the lineup in his place at first base.

Adam LaRoche 1B WAS 1 Month

LaRoche is not in the lineup Wednesday, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

The Nationals clinched a playoff berth Tuesday, so manager Matt Williams is giving all of the regulars the day off Wednesday. Tyler Moore will start at first base, but LaRoche should be back in the lineup soon.

Adam LaRoche 1B WAS 2 Months

LaRoche went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in Thursday's win over the Mets.

LaRoche, who has smacked 24 home runs this season, has been on a power surge as of late, with five long balls in his last eight games.

Adam LaRoche 1B WAS 2 Months

LaRoche went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs Sunday against the Phillies.

LaRoche got the better of Phillies ace Cole Hamels on two pitches, tying the game each time with his home runs. He now has 23 home runs and 80 RBI on the season to go along with his .261/.366/.464 batting line. LaRoche has also been on a home run binge of late, hitting four in the last four games.

Adam LaRoche 1B WAS 2 Months

LaRoche was 1-for-2 with a walk, a two-run home run, and a sacrifice fly in a losing effort against the Phillies on Friday night.

Coming off a game on Wednesday where he drove in five despite not entering the game until the ninth inning, LaRoche appears to have recovered from the sore back he was troubled with earlier this week. He did leave this game early, but the Nationals enjoyed a seemingly comfortable lead and he could have been taking the rest of the night off as a precaution.

Adam LaRoche 1B WAS 2 Months

LaRoche (back) is hitting cleanup and playing first base Friday.

He was able to play off the bench Wednesday after missing Tuesday's game with a sore back, and now it seems he is fully over the ailment, at least for now.