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The Baseball Show: August standouts

Aug 23, 2014, 11:59 AM EDT

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This week’s episode of ‘The Baseball Show’ featured a look at several key contributors for the Nationals during the month of August.

The first video focuses on Adam LaRoche and how good the Nats first baseman has been all season. LaRoche is enjoying another solid year with 19 home runs, 68 RBI and a career-high .375 on-base percentage.

Mark also gets into whether the Nationals should bring LaRoche back next season, given the mutual option in his contract for 2015

Check it out here:

This second clip analyzes the impact Asdrubal Cabrera has made since joining the Nationals in a deadline trade:

  1. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 23, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    “Ghost of Steve M. on August 23, 2014 at 11:57 am
    Nate Schierholtz on his way to DC in place of Michael Taylor”

    Got New Posted

    • nats128 - Aug 23, 2014 at 12:25 PM

      Way to go Ghost. I just saw the news break. Michael Taylor clearly has to play every day in Syracuse but I personally think Shierholtz was rushed to service. They had 8 days to make this move.

      • Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 23, 2014 at 12:32 PM

        Talking about timing I heard Schierholz was thought to need a few more days. Yes he hit a HR but he also K’d in 6 of 19 ABs.

        I agree. I would have waited but I think Rizzo wanted him here for this Giants series and lets face it, Taylor was clearly over-matched. That long swing was beautiful for 1 game, after that it was just a reincarnation of Danny Kaye.

  2. Ghost of Steve M. - Aug 23, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    Just confirmed by Nats. Schierholtz takes Taylor’s place in DC and McLouth place on 40 man

    “@Nationals: The #Nats have selected the contract of OF Nate Schierholtz & optioned OF Michael A. Taylor to Triple-A Syracuse:



x-WASHINGTON 89 64 --
ATLANTA 76 77 13.0
MIAMI 74 79 15.0
NEW YORK 74 80 15.5
x-Clinched NL East title
Through Friday's early games


x-WASHINGTON 89 64 --
LOS ANGELES 88 66 1.5
ST. LOUIS 86 68 3.5
SAN FRANCISCO 84 68 4.5 +1.5
PITTSBURGH 83 70 6.0 --
MILWAUKEE 79 75 10.5 4.5
x-Clinched division title
Through Friday's early games

SAT: Nats at Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
SUN: Nats at Marlins, 1:10 p.m.
TUE: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
WED: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
THU: Mets at Nats, 7:05 p.m.
FRI: Marlins at Nats (DH), 1:05 p.m., 7:05 p.m.
Full season schedule

Mark joins Rob Carlin and Joe Orsulak every Thursday at 4 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet for a half-hour show on the Nats, Orioles and rest of MLB. Re-airs Thursdays at 11:30 p.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.


As ESPN-980 AM's Nats Insider, Mark makes daily appearances on the station's various shows. Here's the 2014 schedule (subject to change)...

MON: 12:45 p.m.
TUE: 2:30 p.m.
WED: 4:30 p.m.
THU: 2:30 p.m.
FRI: 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
SAT: 10:30 a.m.

*All times Eastern. You can also listen to the station on 94.3 FM, 92.7 FM and online at Click here for past audio clips.

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