Description: Nationals catcher Jose Lobaton went 2-for-4 with a run in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday against the Mets.
Insight: Lobaton is the backup catcher, who caught the first game of the doubleheader on Thursday. He is hitting .238 with 11 extra-base hits and 12 RBI in 210 at-bats this year. Wilson Ramos is expected to start game two.
4/2/2014 11:29:00 AM
Description: Washington backup catcher Jose Lobaton will be expected carry the load with starter Wilson Ramos sidelined for a month or more.
Insight: Lobaton has never shown enough with the bat to win a starting gig, but he was ok in a part-time role last year in Tampa Bay batting .249 with seven homers, 32 RBI and a .714 OPS in 277 at-bats.
10/7/2013 10:33:00 PM
Description: Rays backup catcher Jose Lobaton stole the show with a walkoff home run Monday in a wild win over Boston.
Insight: The homer was Lobaton's first career postseason hit. It was also the first homer allowed by Koji Uehara since June 30th. The Rays had never had a walkoff home run in the playoffs before tonight.