LaRoche has been in something of a prolonged slump for more than a month, was he able to snap out of it today?
The thermometer is expected to top out at 104 degrees right around 4:05 p.m. today when Stephen Strasburg and Mike Minor take the mound at Turner Field. Join the conversation here in the live game thread.
Ross Detwiler coughed up a 4-run lead, but Michael Morse responded with a clutch home run to lead the Nationals to a 5-4 win in Atlanta.
The Nats used 15 hits, including Michael Morse's go-ahead homer in the eighth, to squeak past the Braves.
Drew Storen, who threw 40 pitches to live hitters today, is targeting the Nationals' July 13 second-half opener for his return from the DL.