Nats Put LaRoche on DL After 4-3 Loss in 10 to A’s

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OAKLAND, Calif. — The hits keep coming for the Washington Nationals, and not in a good way.

Less than 20 minutes after watching his closer blow a save for the first time this season, manager Matt Williams announced that the team plans to place injured first baseman Adam LaRoche on the disabled list because of a strained right quad.

It’s yet another blow to a team already missing two of its top hitters. Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman (fractured thumb) and outfielder Bryce Harper (thumb sprain) are also on the DL.

“We don’t want to do it, but for the long-term health of Adam and our team, it’s probably important to do that right now and make sure we can calm it down as much as possible,” Williams said following a 4-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night.

LaRoche’s sore quad wasn’t the only thing bothering Williams.

Rafael Soriano…

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