Stat Line Of The Night — 9/4/12 — Adam LaRoche
Most of us figured the Washington Nationals would be better in 2012, but few may have expected them to be as dominant as they have been this late in the season. In addition to leading the NL East by a whopping 7.5 games over the Atlanta Braves, the Nats have also put together a league-best 83-52 record. On many nights, they have gotten the job done with their pitching, but on Tuesday, it was the bats that were doing the damage for the Nats. Specifically, the bat of Adam LaRoche.
The 32-year-old first baseman has been putting together some impressive power numbers this season, and he was at it once again last night, recording two solo home runs during the Nats’ 11-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
LaRoche finished the night going 4-for-4 at the plate with a walk and two RBIs, giving him a total of 27 home runs and 87 RBIs on the season. His power was a key factor during Washington’s MLB-leading 83rd victory, and it earned him “The Stat Line of the Night” for Tuesday, September 4, 2012.