PRINT SCHEDULES BASKETBALL | HOCKEY
Refresh  
  Page last updated on Sat Mar 28 23:09:58 EDT 2015
TOP NEWS
OFFENSIVE POWER OF LAROCHE LED NATIONALS: 4-2
Fri, 05 Oct 2012 02:30 AM EDT

A smile crept across Adam LaRoche’s face when he rounded the bases after his career-best 33rd homer gave him an even 100 RBIs.

After a high-5 from manager Davey Johnson and a hug from Jayson Werth, LaRoche acknowledged the crowd’s ovation with a tip of his red batting helmet during Washington’s 4-2 triumph over the Phillies, 24 hours after the Nationals secured the National League East title.

”Feels great,” LaRoche asserted, ”to have a little party 2 nights in a row.”

This one was more muted, naturally, than all of the alcohol-spraying and mirth-making of Monday. Asked how he’ll mark his individual achievement, LaRoche answered: ”I have no idea. I’m still recovering from yesterday. I should have to relax tonight.”

As he spoke, the TVs in the Nationals Park home clubhouse were tuned to the game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox – not Cincinnati’s 3-1 victory over the Cardinals, which was relevant to Washington’s postseason plans. The Nationals and Reds are tied for the best record in the majors (97-64) heading into Wednesday’s regular-season finales, with the top seed in the National League playoffs on the line, something the Nationals insist they aren’t all that about.

Washington Nationals can clinch home-field advantage throughout the postseason with a victory in Game 162 or a loss by the Reds.

”I don’t know how it’s that important,” Johnson said. ”You’ve got to beat the teams you play.”

On an evening when a thick mist was hanging over the stadium, Johnson decided most of his main guys deserved a rest. Indeed, LaRoche was Washington’s only everyday player who stayed in for more than 5 innings – and he led off the 6th by driving the second pitch thrown by reliever Josh Lindblom (3-5) into the home bullpen in right field. Several Washington Nationals relievers raised their fists as the ball cleared the wall. Las Vegas odds

Last season was rough as could be for LaRoche. Trying to play in spite of a torn labrum in his left shoulder, he hit .172 with 3 homers in 43 games, and then eventually agreed to undergo surgery.

What a turnabout: In 2012, LaRoche tied his career-best RBI total and joined Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn – who each did it twice – as the only Nationals players to reach 100 in that category. He heard some ”MVP!” chants from fans in the 7th inning.

”It’s unfortunate he was hurt last year, for really the 1st time in his career. But he is a terrific player and a terrific colleague, and I am so happy for him,” GM Mike Rizzo said. ”Now we are looking for him to become hot and carry us like he probably did quite often in the 1st half.”

LaRoche and center fielder Bryce Harper were the only regulars in Johnson’s starting lineup. He opted to sit 3rd baseman Zimmerman, right fielder Werth, left fielder Michael Morse, shortstop Ian Desmond, second baseman Danny Espinosa and catcher Kurt Suzuki.

Instead, the lineup included players such as Mark DeRosa, making his first start at shortstop since 2006 for Texas.


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
PRINTABLE BRACKETS - UPDATED AFTER EVERY ROUND
BASKETBALL 3/10/2015 - 4/15/2015
2/10/2015 - 3/9/2015
HOCKEY 3/10/2015 - 4/11/2015
2/10/2015 - 3/9/2015
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Kentucky
2
Notre Dame
3
Kentucky
4
Wisconsin
5
Arizona
03/28/2015
NHLKings at Wild5:00 PM PST
ATP - Miami, USACUEVAS, PABLO vs. BELLUCCI, THOMAZ5:00 PM PST
NBAKnicks vs Bulls5:05 PM PST
NBAWarriors vs Bucks5:35 PM PST
College BasketballNotre Dame vs Kentucky5:45 PM PST
NHLSabres at Avalanche6:00 PM PST
NBAThunder vs Jazz6:05 PM PST
WTA - Miami, USARADWANSKA, AGNIESZKA vs. BEGU, IRINA-CAMELIA6:30 PM PST
NHLStars at Canucks7:00 PM PST
NBANuggets vs Trail Blazers7:05 PM PST
2015 World CupAUSTRALIA at NEW ZEALAND8:30 PM PST
03/29/2015
NBARockets vs Wizards09:30 AM PST
NHLCapitals at Rangers12:00 PM PST
NBALakers vs Nets12:35 PM PST
NBATimberwolves vs Pelicans1:05 PM PST
NBA76ers vs Cavaliers1:35 PM PST
NHLPanthers at Senators2:00 PM PST
NHLRed Wings at Islanders2:00 PM PST
NHLBruins at Hurricanes2:00 PM PST
NHLFlames at Predators2:00 PM PST
NBAClippers vs Celtics3:05 PM PST
NBAPistons vs Heat3:05 PM PST
NHLDucks at Devils4:00 PM PST
NBAGrizzlies vs Spurs4:05 PM PST
NBAMavericks vs Pacers4:05 PM PST
NHLSharks at Penguins4:30 PM PST
NHLBlackhawks at Jets4:30 PM PST
NBAThunder vs Suns6:05 PM PST
03/30/2015
NHLLightning at Canadiens4:30 PM PST
NHLCanucks at Blues5:00 PM PST
NHLKings at Blackhawks5:30 PM PST
NHLFlames at Stars5:30 PM PST
NHLOilers at Avalanche6:00 PM PST
NHLSabres at Coyotes7:00 PM PST
03/31/2015
NHLPanthers at Bruins4:00 PM PST
NHLHurricanes at Capitals4:00 PM PST
NHLDevils at Blue Jackets4:00 PM PST
NHLLightning at Maple Leafs4:30 PM PST
NHLSenators at Red Wings4:30 PM PST
NHLCanucks at Predators5:00 PM PST
NHLRangers at Jets5:00 PM PST
04/01/2015
NHLMaple Leafs at Sabres4:30 PM PST
NHLFlyers at Penguins5:00 PM PST
NHLOilers at Ducks7:00 PM PST
NHLAvalanche at Sharks7:30 PM PST
04/02/2015
NHLIslanders at Blue Jackets4:00 PM PST
NHLLightning at Senators4:30 PM PST
NHLBruins at Red Wings4:30 PM PST
NHLCapitals at Canadiens4:30 PM PST
NHLHurricanes at Panthers4:30 PM PST
NHLFlames at Blues5:00 PM PST
NHLRangers at Wild5:00 PM PST
NHLCanucks at Blackhawks5:30 PM PST
NHLOilers at Kings7:30 PM PST
04/03/2015
NHLBlackhawks at Sabres4:00 PM PST
NHLCanadiens at Devils4:00 PM PST
NHLBlues at Stars5:30 PM PST
NHLAvalanche at Ducks7:00 PM PST
NHLCoyotes at Sharks7:00 PM PST
04/04/2015
UFCL Murphy vs L Carmouche08:00 AM PST
UFCA Yakovlev vs G Maynard08:00 AM PST
UFCT Johnson vs S Abdurahimov08:00 AM PST
UFCJ Jones vs R Stallings08:00 AM PST
UFCR Lamas vs C Mendes10:00 AM PST
UFCA Iaquinta vs J Masvidal10:00 AM PST
UFCM Clarke vs M Chiesa10:00 AM PST
UFCM Dudieva vs J Pena10:00 AM PST
UFCR Peralta vs C Guida10:00 AM PST
UFCD Ferreira vs D Poirier10:00 AM PST
NHLFlyers at Hurricanes10:00 AM PST
NHLPenguins at Blue Jackets11:00 AM PST
NHLCanucks at Jets12:00 PM PST
NHLMaple Leafs at Bruins4:00 PM PST
NHLCapitals at Senators4:00 PM PST

x