There were times earlier in his career when Adam LaRoche would agonize over a prolonged rough stretch at the plate, feel like he needed to add 50 points to his batting average with every swing he took...
After beating up on the Phillies and Braves, the Nationals were swept by the Marlins and now have seen their lead in the NL East dwindle to 12-game.
Michael Morse, out since early March with a torn lat muscle, might be back in the Nationals' lineup on Friday. And he might find himself in right field, not left.
The Nats' 2011 third round draft pick threw five innings at Hagerstown.
Chien-Ming Wang will be on the mound tonight as the Nationals try to avoid getting swept at rain-soaked?! Marlins Park.