First base in Washington

Adam LaRoche rebounded from a slow start to return to respectability in May and June but the left-handed hitter is struggling again in July and hasn't been productive versus left-handed pitching, batting .186/.245/.326 against them this season after a strong showing in 2012. LaRoche, if the Nationals are to make a run over the final two and a half months, either needs to figure it out in a hurry or the club may need to find him a platoon partner.