Adam LaRoche 1B WAS 2 Days

LaRoche (back) went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his return to the lineup Wednesday.

Considering that he was able to appear in Tuesday's game as a pinch-hitter, LaRoche's injury doesn't seem to be too serious. Assuming that the seven-hour flight to Seattle on Thursday doesn't cause the injury to flare up, LaRoche should be ready to roll against Felix Hernandez on Friday.

Adam LaRoche 1B WAS 3 Days

LaRoche (back) is in the lineup Wednesday against the Phillies, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

LaRoche was held out of the lineup Tuesday due to back tightness, but he managed to enter the contest later on as a pinch-hitter. He's evidently feeling better following the day out of the lineup, so he'll head back into the field to occupy his usual post at first base.

Adam LaRoche 1B WAS 4 Days

LaRoche is out of the lineup Tuesday due to back tightness, William Ladson of reports.

Manager Matt Williams said he expects LaRoche to return for Wednesday's finale against Philadelphia, so it seems the team is just taking precaution with the 34-year-old. LaRoche was red hot earlier this month but is just 4-for-24 (.167 average) over the past week, so a day off was likely coming anyway.

Adam LaRoche 1B WAS 4 Days

LaRoche is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies.

LaRoche's average has dropped from .276 to .266 over the past ten games, and a day off may help him clear his head following a 0-for-4, two-strikeout performance Monday night. Kevin Frandsen will man first base in his place and bat eighth for the Nationals.

Adam LaRoche 1B WAS 11 Days

LaRoche went 1-for-5 Monday with a walk-off solo home run in the 11th inning.

The home run was his 19th of the season, and third in his last five games. LaRoche has bounced right back after a rough July, and now sports a .306/.419/.677 line in 62 August at-bats.

Adam LaRoche 1B WAS 13 Days

LaRoche went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in the Nats' win over the Pirates on Saturday night.

The blast was LaRoche's 18th of the season, and was part of a three-run eighth inning that tied the game. Finger and elbow injuries slowed LaRoche down last season, but he's rebounded to a .276/.377/.470 line over the first four-plus months this season.

Adam LaRoche 1B WAS 20 Days

LaRoche went 3-for-5 Saturday with two runs scored and a solo home run, his 16th blast of the season.

The first baseman now has four multi-hit games in his last five contests, boosting his August slash line to .371/.450/.743 in 35 at-bats and putting his July slump solidly in his rear view.

Adam LaRoche 1B WAS 1 Month

Adam LaRoche went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI to help the Nationals top the Rockies by a score of 7-4 on Tuesday.

With the score tied 4-4 in the seventh inning, LaRoche deposited a Rex Brothers pitch into the right field seats to give the Nationals their first lead of the game. They ended up winning by the same margin. The homer was the first this month for the 34-year-old, but he has 13 home runs and 51 RBI to go with a respectable .275/.381/.453 line on the season.

Adam LaRoche 1B WAS 2 Months

Adam LaRoche went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI as the Nationals took the second half of Saturday's day-night doubleheader at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

LaRoche hit a solo home run in the top of the second inning and then picked up his second RBI of the night on a ninth-inning single. The Nats also won the first game. Both teams will be off Sunday as the 45th annual Chicago Pride Parade rolls through the north side of the city.

Adam LaRoche 1B WAS 2 Months

Adam LaRoche belted his 10th home run of the season in a losing effort against the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Friday.

LaRoche also singled in the ballgame, finishing 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. His solo blast came off opposing starter Jason Hammel in the fourth inning to get the Nats on the board. He's having a resurgent season at the plate, hitting .309/.420/.493 with 10 bombs and 40 RBI in 217 at-bats.