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  • Nationals 1B LaRoche to have season-ending surgery

    Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche will have season-ending surgery Thursday on a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

  • Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman gets ready to take batting practice prior to a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Washington, Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Zimmerman was reinstated Tuesday from the disabled list after missing 58 games because of an injured abdominal muscle. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Zimmerman's back, but LaRoche's season is over

    The scene fans had longed to see finally played out at Nationals Park on Tuesday afternoon. After missing 58 games, Ryan Zimmerman was standing at third base taking grounders several hours before the Washington Nationals played the St. Louis Cardinals.

Though Nationals first baseman  Adam LaRoche is hitting just .172, he  is bothered more when he's required to make throws than when he is swinging.

    Shoulder lands LaRoche on the 15-day disabled list

    When the Washington Nationals built their roster this offseason, they envisioned an infield that featured two talented stalwarts at the corners around their young middle infielders Ian Desmond and Danny Espinosa.

  • New York Mets' Justin Turner, left, and Jose Reyes talk before the top of the eighth inning as the grounds crew tries to dry the field a bit during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field in New York, Wednesday, May 18, 2011. The Mets won 3-0. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill)

    Nationals absorb water-logged loss to Mets

    The Washington Nationals have said all the right things. They've pledged that they're close to clicking, close to breaking out, close to being the type of offensive team that they can truly be when everyone gets hot at the same time.

Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche entered Thursday night's game batting .202. He was dropped from fourth to fifth in the lineup for the series finale at Atlanta.

    Sickly stats don't worry Adam LaRoche

    The numbers are not pretty. Adam LaRoche knows that. He knows that his .202 batting average and .314 on-base percentage is not what the Washington Nationals expected when they signed him to be their first baseman this offseason.

  • Tyler Clippard

    Clippard wins game for Nats

    Jordan Zimmermann did something in the second inning Friday night that no other pitcher in the major leagues had done this season and yet, in the Nationals much-needed 3-2 victory over the Marlins in 10 innings, he was still upstaged by one of his relievers.

  • Washington Nationals' startng pitcher Jason Marquis, foreground, ties his shoe after Philadelphia Phillies' Raul Ibanez, background, hit a solo home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 7-4. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)

    Nats' pitching slips in 7-4 loss to Phillies

    The frustration that comes with offensive futility began to bubble out of the Washington Nationals in their 7-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night when cleanup hitter Adam LaRoche – usually mild-mannered and even-tempered – gave home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez a piece of his mind in the fourth inning.

  • Nationals left fielder Michael Morse (right) celebrates with Jason Werth as he heads back to the dugout after hitting a three-run homer during Washington's 6-3 win over Pittsburgh.

    Nationals beat Pirates to end three-game slide

    More often than not this season, the Nationals have had to manufacture their runs. They haven't come easy and, when they've come at all, they've usually been the product of aggressive base running or sacrifices or timely base hits.

  • Washington Nationals baserunner Jayson Werth, left, reacts after scoring the winning run with third base coach Bo Porter at right, during the tenth inning of a baseball game with the Milwaukee Brewersat Nationals Park on Friday, April 15, 2011 in Washington. The Nationals won 4-3 in 10 innings. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Werth delivers in clutch as Nats beat Brewers in 10

    Four times Jayson Werth had come to the plate Friday night, and four times the Nationals right fielder was sent back to the dugout empty handed.

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