Lane Thomas


Washington Nationals news & notes: Davey Martinez talks Joe Ross, second TJS; Lane Thomas and Nelson Cruz heating up + more

Joe Ross and the Washington Nationals were hoping the 29-year-old right-hander, who had Tommy John surgery in 2017, then suffered a partial tear of the UCL in his right elbow in ‘21, would be able to avoid a second TJS. But after rehab, and surgery to remove a bone spur, a second Tommy John surgery was recommended when he was shut down with tightness in his elbow after just one start in the minors this season.

Washington Nationals news & notes: Davey Martinez on Stephen Strasburg a day later; Lane Thomas at the plate + more...

With a 2 for 4 game in the series finale in Miami, Lane Thomas wrapped up the Washington Nationals’ road trip to New York, Cincinnati, and South Florida 11 for 30 (.367/.429/.767) in eight games, seven starts, and 35 plate appearances, over which he hit three doubles and three home runs, with four walks, and eight Ks.
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Nats' Lane Thomas earns shot at leadoff spot amid hot streak

After getting off to a slow start to the 2022 campaign, Lane Thomas has been one of the Nationals’ hottest hitters over the last five weeks. Including his 3-5 performance in an 11-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, Thomas is hitting .274 with six home runs and an .858 OPS over his last 31 games dating back to May 1. He etched his name into the Nationals’ record books with a three-homer game against the Cincinnati Reds on June 3 and worked his way up to the top of their lineup.
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Nationals' Victor Robles: Losing work to Lane Thomas

Robles is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins, Mark Zuckerman of reports. On the bench for a third consecutive game, Robles appears to have ceded the everyday center field gig to the hot-hitting Lane Thomas, who is off to a 7-for-14 start to June. Though the Nationals value Robles' defense and speed, his anemic .236/.300/.315 has made it increasingly difficult for manager Dave Martinez to include him in the regular lineup.
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Lane Thomas becomes 7th player in Nats history with 3-HR game

Lane Thomas entered Friday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds with three home runs on the season. He left it with twice as many. The Nationals’ left fielder hit three long balls in Washington’s 8-5 victory, becoming just the seventh player to have a three-homer game for the club since it moved to D.C. in 2005. The other names on that list are known sluggers: Alfonso Soriano, Adam Dunn, Ryan Zimmerman, Bryce Harper, Anthony Rendon and Kyle Schwarber.

Lane Thomas Joined An Exclusive Washington Nationals Club

Desperate for a much-needed spark, outfielder Lane Thomas torched the Reds for three homers and joined some elite company along the way. When people think about the top sluggers in Washington Nationals history, usually Bryce Harper, Juan Soto, and Anthony Rendon are the first names to come to mind. Understandably so. Each hit over 100 homers during their respective tenures with the Nats and have done nothing but torment opposing pitchers.