|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||560.00||25.00||.263||86.00||70.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Diego||10||4||3|| .500||1.300|| .400|
|vs Cashner (Career)||2||1||0|| .500||.500||.500|
|vs RHP||103||25||5|| .328|| .408|| .243|
|05/14/2013||Jason Kubel, LF ARI|
Ryan Howard, 1B PHI
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B CLE
Neil Walker, 2B PIT
|Wade Miley, SP ARI|
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
Garrett Jones, 1B PIT
Adam LaRoche, 1B WAS
|05/14/2013||Daniel Nava, LF BOS|
Mariano Rivera, RP NYY
Scott Diamond, SP MIN
Jered Weaver, SP LAA
|Hyun-Jin Ryu, SP LAD|
Fernando Rodney, RP TB
R.A. Dickey, SP TOR
Adam LaRoche, 1B WAS
|05/14/2013||Jarred Cosart, SP HOU|
Adam LaRoche, 1B WAS
|Jon Jay, CF STL|
Joe Kelly, RP STL
|Last 10 Games|
|Adam LaRoche homers twice vs. Padres|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/18/13) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche continued to swing a hot bat as he launched two home runs during Friday's game against the Padres.
LaRoche took starter Burch Smith deep for a three-run shot in the fourth inning. He took Smith deep again in the sixth inning for a solo home run. He finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored and four RBI in a 6-5 win in extras.
LaRoche has homered in three straight games and has four homers over his last three games. He has gone 4 for 11 with four runs scored and seven RBI during that three-game span.
|Adam LaRoche's hit streak could be more impressive|
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/17/13) Yes, Adam LaRoche is in the midst of a 13-game hit streak, but considering he has just 17 hits during that stretch, it's not quite as impressive as it sounds. His second home run in as many days Thursday is a better indication that he's on the verge of turning his season around, but as I wrote in the latest Hit Parade, I'd be wary of starting him in Fantasy Week 8 (May 20-26).
Here's a taste of what the Nationals are facing in that six-game slate: Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner, Kyle Kendrick and Cole Hamels. Yeah, LaRoche maintaining the streak against them wouldn't be the strangest thing ever, but at a deep position like first base, why take the chance of them pulling the rug out from under him?
|Adam LaRoche continues to heat up|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/17/13) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche homered for the second game in a row Thursday, as he led the Nationals to a 6-2 win over the Padres.
LaRoche opened the scoring with a two-run shot in the fourth inning, to give them a 2-0 lead they would not relinquish. He finished the game 1 for 3 with a walk and two RBI.
LaRoche is batting .217 on the season, but it currently riding a 13-game hitting streak. He is batting .354 with a .959 on-base plus slugging percentage in 14 games since May 1.
|Adam LaRoche hits fourth home run|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/16/13) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche hit his fourth home run Wednesday.
LaRoche was responsible for the team's only run of the game, hitting a solo shot in the top of the fourth inning. LaRoche got off to a poor start, but he's on a 12-game hitting streak. He's raised his average nearly 90 points over that period.
|Adam LaRoche's hitting streak at 12 games|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/16/13) Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche pushed his hitting streak to a career-best 12 games Wednesday by hitting a solo home run off Los Angeles starter Zack Greinke in the fourth inning. It was LaRoche's fourth home run of the season and only hit in the game.
After posting a .136 batting average in April, LaRoche owns a .214 batting average, four HRs and 13 RBI.
|After a 2011 season marred by shoulder surgery, Adam LaRoche entered last season as almost a forgotten man in Fantasy. It wasn't just poor 2011 stats or four-plus months of missed time that led to owners' indifference over LaRoche. Several years of mediocre power numbers led owners to view him as a late-round option. LaRoche rewarded those owners who did draft him with his best season in six years, as he hit 33 home runs with 100 RBI to go along with a typical .271 batting average. He actually needed a red-hot September, in which he banged 10 homers and eight doubles, to finish with such an impressive stat line, so for most of the year, LaRoche was not a radically different player than he had been for the bulk of the previous four seasons. Though he was a top 10 first baseman in standard Rotisserie and Head-to-Head formats in 2012, owners can afford to wait until the middle-to-late rounds to pursue him this spring. (Updated 12/11/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/19/13||@ SD||4:10 pm||Andrew Cashner|
|5/20/13||@ SF||10:15 pm||Ryan Vogelsong|
|5/21/13||@ SF||10:15 pm||Matt Cain|
|5/22/13||@ SF||3:45 pm||Madison Bumgarner|
|5/24/13||PHI||7:05 pm||Kyle Kendrick|
|5/25/13||PHI||7:15 pm||Jonathan Pettibone|
|5/26/13||PHI||1:35 pm||Cole Hamels|