Adam LaRoche exits game Monday with stiff back
LaRoche was 0 for 3 at the plate before coming out of the game, which the Nationals won. The team will know more about the injury Tuesday, but for now he's day to day.
Denard Span slugs two home runs in win vs. Dodgers
Span delivered his team's third solo home run of the game in the third inning and then added a two-run blast in the fifth. The big performance doubled Span's home-run total in one night. He has hit .299/.349/.416 with four home runs, 31 RBI and 27 stolen bases in 531 at-bats.
Asdrubal Cabrera slugs 13th home run Monday
Cabrera hit one of the four home runs served up by Dodgers starter Roberto Hernandez on the night, giving the second baseman four home runs since joining the Nationals at the July 31 trading deadline. He has hit .245/.312/.397 with 13 home runs, 52 RBI and seven stolen bases in 473 at-bats.
Jayson Werth homers, steals two bases Monday
Werth put his team up early with his first-inning home run and showed off his wheels later in the game, stealing second base after each of his walks. He has hit .288/.383/.458 with 16 home runs, 76 RBI and nine stolen bases in 465 at-bats.
Matt Kemp swats 17th home run Monday
Kemp delivered his blast in the first inning to extend his hit streak to nine games and added a second hit later in the game to give himself three straight multi-hit efforts. He owns a .281/.346/.475 line with 17 home runs, 66 RBI and eight stolen bases in 455 at-bats.
Rafael Soriano hangs on Monday for 31st save
Soriano handled the first two batters of the ninth inning before issuing a walk, and after the runner took second base, he came around to score on a single. The closer surrendered another single to bring the potential winning run to the plate, but he struck out Dodgers prospect Joc Pederson to end the game. Soriano owns a 2.63 ERA and 52:17 K:BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings.
Gio Gonzalez gives up three runs in win vs. Dodgers
Gonzalez (7-9) walked a batter with two outs in the first inning before serving up a two-run blast to fall behind. It was the only hit he allowed until the seventh inning, when the starter surrendered two singles to start the inning before being yanked. Gonzalez owns a 3.89 ERA and 135:53 K:BB ratio in 132 innings. He's scheduled to face the Phillies Sunday.
Roberto Hernandez allows five runs in loss Monday
Hernandez (8-10) was victimized by the long ball Monday, surrendering four home runs after getting through his first four starts with the Dodgers without allowing any home runs. The ugly outing gives him a 4.00 ERA and 94:64 K:BB ratio in 148 1/3 innings. Hernandez is scheduled to face the Padres next Monday.
Josh Edgin to have elbow examined Tuesday
"We’ll have to see with the doctors," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "The shot really didn’t help him. When the shot didn’t help very much, he was going to start taking his medicine, hold off until the doctors take a look at it."
Edgin has been sidelined since Aug. 23 with the injury. He owns a 1.40 ERA and 25:6 K:BB ratio in 25 2/3 innings.
Salvador Perez homers in three-hit performance Monday
Perez delivered the first blow of the game with his RBI double in the bottom of the first, and he followed that up with a two-run home run in the third inning to put his team up 3-0. He's managed to produce multiple hits in four of his last six games, raising Perez's line to .269/.302/.424 with 16 home runs and 62 RBI in 484 at-bats.
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August 28, 2014
Fantasy Baseball Today: News & Notes (8/28) (8:52)