Adam LaRoche has come out swinging since returning from the disabled list—literally.
The first baseman has made his presence felt since returning to the starting lineup of the Washington Nationals. On Saturday afternoon against Texas Rangers reliever Scott Baker, he continued to provide a boost to the lineup.
With his team up 5-0, LaRoche came to the plate in the bottom of the fourth with runners on the corners and two outs. He took Baker’s 2-2 offering—an 80-mph changeup—deep into the right field bleachers for a three-run homer. That gave the Nats an 8-0 lead.
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LaRoche has been stellar when healthy this season. Entering Saturday’s game, he owned a line of .313/.405/.496 with six homers and 24 RBI.
After an extremely disappointing campaign in 2013, LaRoche is back to his usual ways in 2104. The Nationals really need him to keep this pace up for the long season ahead.