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Adam LaRoche: Nationals have “played like crap”

Jun 2, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

Adam LaRoche

The Nationals dropped this afternoon’s affair with the Braves 6-3, falling below .500 at 28-29 in what has been a disappointing season. A popular pre-season World Series pick, the Nationals have dealt with injuries to key players and poor performance from others.

First baseman Adam LaRoche wasn’t going to mince words when he spoke to the media after the game. Per Mark Zuckerman:

“We deserve to be where we’re at right now,” first baseman Adam LaRoche said. “We’ve played like crap.”

Zuckerman also points out the tough road ahead:

In order to get to 90 wins by season’s end, they’ll need to go 62-43 (a .590 winning percentage). In order to get to 95 wins, they’ll need to 67-38 (a hefty .638 clip).


  1. natsattack - Jun 2, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Couldn’t agree more. The pitching has been great, but the hitting and injuries are killing us.

    • dakotah55 - Jun 2, 2013 at 10:24 PM

      The starting pitching has been great. The relief pitching has been inconsistent. I have no idea why Danny Espinosa isn’t playing in Harrisburg.

      • GoneYickitty - Jun 3, 2013 at 3:17 PM

        If he was in the minors he wouldn’t have as many opportunities not be be impressed by the Braves.

  2. 13arod - Jun 2, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    so have you adam

    • bigmeechy74 - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:24 AM

      I’m not an English major, but I’m pretty sure he was already included in the “we” part

  3. misterj167 - Jun 2, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    Every team deals with injuries and star players not performing. The Braves lost two of the best bullpen arms in the game for the whole year, their starting catcher missed the first month and a half of the season and their first baseman was out two weeks on the DL. Not to mention three key starters hitting under .200. Yet they have a winning record and sit 6 1/2 games ahead in the standings. And the reason that is is because of depth. The Braves have it, the Nats don’t.

    The season’s not over yet, and certainly the Nats are a much better team than their record shows, but so far it’s the bench that’s making a difference in the division.

  4. deep64blue - Jun 3, 2013 at 5:34 AM

    Great decision not to go for it last year because they would be in it the next few years …..

  5. sumerduckman - Jun 3, 2013 at 7:22 AM

    I agree Adam. And why does management choose to keep some of the players, and one of the coaches, employed at the major league level?

  6. DelawarePhilliesFan - Jun 3, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    “In order to get to 90 wins by season’s end, they’ll need to go 62-43 (a .590 winning percentage). In order to get to 95 wins, they’ll need to 67-38 (a hefty .638 clip).”

    Only a nerd would say that

  7. rcali - Jun 3, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    I’m not sure I like his Natitude! Dream Team.

  8. vcupats - Jun 3, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    I watched the Nats play like “crap” for 7 seasons. This is nowhere near that. They are flirting with .500 and they have had a ton of injuries, but their season is far from over. I expect this young group to make a push in September. They should have enough motivation to redeem themselves for that Game 5 meltdown.

    • Uncle Charlie - Jun 3, 2013 at 12:29 PM

      And that motivation will only manifest in September. THAT’S F@#*ING NATITUDE!!!

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