Adams went 2-for-5 with a pair of home runs and seven RBI in Sunday's 15-5 win over the Diamondbacks. The seven RBI were a career high for Adams, who did his damage on a three-run blast off Zack Godley in the third inning and a grand slam off Stefan Crichton in the eighth. Adams, who also homered in Saturday's loss, is expected to continue occupying the large side of a platoon at first base now that his recent bouts with an oblique injury and back spasms are behind him. The Nationals are tentatively slated to face four right-handed starting pitchers in their series with the Phillies that begins Monday, so Adams could be a quality option in many weekly fantasy formats.
Adams went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in a 10-3 loss to the Diamondbacks on Saturday. Adams put the Nationals ahead 3-2 in the bottom of the first inning with a blast off Taylor Clarke. Since returning from the injured list May 22, Adams is hitting .235 with three homers and is now holding a .252/.280/.487 slash line with 20 RBI in 119 at-bats.
Adams has been out of the lineup for a few days with back spasms, not an oblique strain as originally reported, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Adams has been out of the lineup since leaving Monday's game with what had been termed a strained left oblique. Regardless of the nature of the injury, he's back in action for Saturday's game against Arizona.
Adams (oblique) is starting at first base and hitting fifth Saturday against the Diamondbacks. He made a pinch-hit appearance Friday but hadn't played since June 10 before that. Ryan Zimmerman (foot) should head out on a rehab assignment soon, but in the meantime, Adams will split time with Howie Kendrick at first base.
Adams (oblique) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Diamondbacks. Adams is out of the lineup for the third straight game with a strained left oblique. The team has believed to this point a trip to the injured list won't be necessary, but it's unlikely it will want to operate with a short bench for much longer. Howie Kendrick will start at first base and bat fifth Friday.
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