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Nationals' Luis Garcia: Stays warm Sunday
Garcia went 4-for-9 with a solo home run, an additional RBI and an additional run scored over both games of Sunday's doubleheader versus Atlanta.
The infielder has hit safely in five straight games, four of which have been multi-hit efforts. Garcia is hitting .500 (11-for-22) over that short span, which has raised his batting average from .252 to .265 for the year. He's up to nine homers, 49 RBI, 59 runs scored and nine stolen bases over 117 contests this season. His improved stretch of hitting has helped him stay in the lineup regularly in recent weeks.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Homers again Sunday
Garcia went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a stolen base in Sunday's extra-innings win over the Brewers.
He drove a Brandon Woodruff fastball out of the park to center field in the second inning, the only run the Nationals managed until they scored the game-winner in the top of the 11th. Garcia has gone yard in back-to-back games, but since rejoining the big-league roster Sept. 8 he's batting just .207 (6-for-29), and the 23-year-old's future as a starting-caliber player in the majors remains in doubt.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Goes deep in loss
Garcia went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, an additional RBI and a walk in a loss to the Brewers on Saturday.
Garcia recorded the only extra-base hit of the game for Washington with his third-inning solo homer against Corbin Burnes. The infielder added another RBI with a bases-loaded walk in the sixth. Garcia was recalled Sept. 8 from an extended stay in the minors and had been struggling since his return prior to Saturday, going 2-for-22 over his first eight games back.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Hits bench against lefty
Garcia isn't in the Nationals' lineup Friday against the Brewers, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.
With southpaw Wade Miley on the mound for Milwaukee, Garcia will be forced to the bench for the start of Friday's game. Michael Chavis will instead start at the keystone while batting seventh.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: On bench against lefty
Garcia is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.
Ildemaro Vargas will start at second base and bat fifth as the Nationals take on left-hander Bailey Falter. Garcia, who was recalled Friday from Triple-A Rochester, is expected to play mostly versus righties down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Steps out of lineup
Garcia is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers, Andrew Golden of The Washington Postreports.
Garcia started the past two games after being recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Friday, and he'll head to the bench after going 1-for-7 with an RBI and a run. Michael Chavis will take over at the keystone and bat sixth.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Returns to big leagues
Garcia was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Friday, Bobby Blanco of MASNSports.com reports.
Garcia was sent down the minors in early August following a poor start to the second half, but he's being given another opportunity even though he slashed only .268/.315/.381 with one homer and two steals in 25 games for Rochester. The 23-year-old should receive regular starts at second base, at least against right-handed pitching.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Returning to majors
Garcia is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Rochester ahead of Friday's series opener against the Dodgers, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Garcia has slashed just .268/.315/.381 with one homer and two steals in 25 games since being demoted to Triple-A in early August, but the Nationals will give him another major-league opportunity as they look ahead to 2024 and beyond. Jake Alu has been getting most of the starts at second base in recent weeks, but he could shift more into an outfield role as the Nats deal with injuries in that area of the depth chart.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Demoted to Triple-A
The Nationals optioned Garcia to Triple-A Rochester following Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Brewers, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.
Garcia, who was on the bench Wednesday but entered the contest late as a pinch hitter, will head back to the minors after going 12-for-61 (.197 average) while drawing just two walks in 18 games since the All-Star break. The Nationals haven't announced an immediate replacement for Garcia, but among players currently on the 26-man active roster, Ildemaro Vargas or Michael Chavis could be first in line to fill in for him at the keystone.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: On bench against lefty
Garcia is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
The Nationals are facing a lefty (Wade Miley) and playing a day game after a night game, so manager Dave Martinez likely viewed it as an opportune time to give the lefty-hitting Garcia a day off following a stretch of seven consecutive starts. Michael Chavis will replace Garcia at second base and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Swipes eighth bag
Garcia went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen base in Saturday's 11-6 win over the Mets.
The 23-year-old second baseman is heating up again, banging out five hits in the last two games and batting .314 (11-for-35) over his last 10. Garcia's production has been inconsistent this season, but he continues to tease some fantasy upside -- after beginning his big-league career having gone 4-for-11 on stolen base attempts over his first three seasons, he's 8-for-12 on the basepaths in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Swats sixth homer
Garcia went 3-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Mets.
He spoiled Max Scherzer's shutout bid in the seventh inning with his sixth long ball of the season, but that was one of the few bright spots on the night for the Nationals. Garcia snapped a 44-game homer drought with the blast, a stretch in which the 23-year-old slashed .245/.275/.308 with 16 runs, 16 RBI and four steals.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Not in lineup Tuesday
Garcia is absent from the lineup Tuesday versus the Rockies.
Michael Chavis will start at second base and bat seventh as the Nationals face off against left-hander Austin Gomber. The left-handed-hitting Garcia has slashed just .257/.266/.391 with one home run in 114 plate appearances this year versus southpaws.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Picks up sixth steal
Garcia went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a stolen base in Wednesday's 8-3 loss to the Cubs.
Garcia has three multi-hit efforts in July, but he's batting just .200 (9-for-45) through 12 contests this month. He's added two steals and five RBI, but it's been a noticeable drop in performance for the second baseman, who hit a steady .289 in June. For the season, he's at a .266/.301/.370 slash line with five home runs, 41 RBI, 41 runs scored and six steals over 86 games.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Not starting nightcap
Garcia isn't in Washington's lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Garcia went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored during Game 1 on Saturday and will now get a breather for the second game. Michael Chavis will take over at the keystone and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Getting Sunday off
Garcia is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.
The lefty-hitting Garcia typically plays regularly against both right- and left-handed pitching, but because he had started each of the last 16 games along with the fact that the Phillies are bringing southpaw Ranger Suarez to the hill, the Nationals likely viewed Sunday's contest as an optimal time to give the infielder a breather. Michael Chavis will check in for Garcia at the keystone.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Notches fourth steal
Garcia went 2-for-5 with two RBI and one stolen base in Tuesday's 7-4 extra-innings win over the Mariners.
This was Garcia's third straight multi-hit game, a stretch that follows his 0-for-11 skid across three contests. The second baseman has hit well in June, batting .303 (27-for-89) over 23 contests with six extra-base hits. For the season, he's slashing .280/.315/.394 with five home runs, four steals, 36 RBI and 35 runs scored through 305 plate appearances as a near-everyday presence in the Nationals' lineup.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Sitting versus southpaw
Garcia is not in the starting lineup Wednesday versus the Astros.
Garcia will take a seat as the Nationals face off with left-hander Framber Valdez on the mound. The switch-hitting Ildemaro Vargas will take over at second base and bat sixth against Houston.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Pops fourth homer
Garcia went 2-for-5 with a double and a three-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers.
His eighth-inning shot off Brusdar Graterol broke open a 5-5 tie and proved to be the game-winning hit. Garcia is coming off a strong May in which he slashed .304/.347/.411 through 27 games with two of his four homers on the year, and while his lack of plus power or speed caps his fantasy value, the 23-year-old appears to be taking a big step forward at the plate in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Luis Garcia: Makes franchise history Friday
Garcia went 6-for-6 with two doubles, three runs scored and two RBI in Friday's 12-10 win over the Royals.
The 23-year-old was the lynchpin of a 15-hit barrage for the Nationals as they set new season highs in offense. Garcia also wrote his name in a couple different record books -- he became the first player in the Washington chapter of the club's history to rap out two doubles in the same inning, and just the third in the franchise's combined Nats/Expos history with six hits in a game, following Anthony Rendon in 2017 and Rondell White in 1995. Garcia is also the second-youngest MLB player in the modern era to collect six hits in a nine-inning game, with only Jesus Alou in 1964 being younger. Garcia has been locked in at the plate for a while now, recording nine multi-hit performances in the last 18 games and compiling a .368/.402/.461 slash line over that stretch with a homer, two steals, six RBI and 14 runs.... See More ... See Less
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