Tag: Adam LaRoche

Oct 15

Looking back through tear-stained eyes

Let’s face it, for the fans of 29 teams, the end of the baseball season is hard to take. To be sure, it’s harder in some cities than in others. Here in Washington, after watching seven regular seasons mercifully conclude with the reality of a losing team, we got not only our first winning season, …

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Jun 14

Sox Swept, Jays Jolted, Now Yanks Await For Key Test

It’s time again for one of those tests the Washington Nationals keep facing this season as they continue to stay above the fray in the National League East, another of those stretches that can distinguish great ball clubs from merely good ones. The Nats are coming off their best road trip of the season, a …

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May 08

Nats Move on Without Werth; Zim’s Back; LaRoche a Maybe

After winning an intense showdown with the Philadelphia Phillies, the Nationals will take on yet another new look as they head to Pittsburgh for a three-game series with the Pirates, starting tonight. The three-game set with the Phillies lived up to its billing, as the Nats won a thrilling 11-inning game on Friday, a laugher …

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Apr 11

Coming Home on Top

The day Nationals fans have waited for since last September is upon us: The home opener against the Cincinnati Reds. And while many liken the event to Christmas, the analogy is even more appropriate this year. Awaiting the faithful at Nationals Park on Thursday will be one of the best presents they could imagine, one …

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Apr 09

Nats fall to Cubs, Open Series with Mets

The Nationals closed out their first series of the 2012 season with a 4-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs, falling to 2-1 on the season. With the opening series in hand, the Nats should be thankful to Cubs reliever Kerry Wood for failing to find the strike zone and first-year manager Dave Sveum for some …

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Apr 07

LaRoche’s Four Hits Power Nats Over Cubs, 7-4

Another eighth-inning rally, another win for the Washington Nationals. Adam LaRoche banged out four hits, including a two-run homer, and scored the go-ahead run in a five-run eighth inning to power the Nats to a 7-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Danny Espinosa added his first homer of the season for the Nationals (2-0), Chad …

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Jan 24

Tigers Outbid Nats for Fielder; Team Set for Gio Intro

The Nationals have lost out to the Detroit Tigers in their bid for free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder. The 5-11 275-pound slugger, who has 230 homers in six full seasons, including 50 in 2007, apparently couldn’t pass up $214 million over nine seasons. The length of the deal was what seemingly put the Tigers ahead …

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