Bad defense has become an epidemic for the Nationals. What gives?

BALTIMORE — Daniel Murphy does not shy away from his errors, and took full blame for the missed ground ball that cost the Washington Nationals two runs in Tuesday night’s loss. “A six-run lead compared to a four-run lead is completely different,” Murphy said. “especially in this ballpark.” Murphy’s misplay, a side-stepped ground ball, made […]
Via Nationals Journal
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baker hoping for long work again tonight from his starter - Byron Kerr

BALTIMORE - Despite the loss to the Orioles on Monday, Ryan Zimmerman and Daniel Murphy praised right-hander A.J. Cole for his career-high seven innings that kept the Nationals in the ball game. The Nats lost 4-3, but Cole helped give the team's taxed bullpen a day of rest it desperately ... Read More
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Murphy's 4 RBIs leads Nationals past Braves 7-6

WASHINGTON (AP) Daniel Murphy hit a two-run homer and drove in four runs, rookie Reynaldo Lopez pitched seven innings for his first major league win and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 7-6 on Saturday night. Trea Turner had three hits, including a homer and one of Washington's three triples. Ben Revere had the other two and drove in a run for the NL East leaders...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Murphy, Stephen Strasburg claim National League’s monthly awards

PHOENIX — The Washington Nationals may have posted their lowest winning percentage for a month this season in July, but they swept the National League’s monthly individual awards anyway. Second baseman Daniel Murphy won the league’s player of the month honor, while right-hander Stephen Strasburg was named the league’s pitcher of the month. It’s the […]
Via Nationals Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Murphy-less Nationals Fall to Giants Again

SAN FRANCISCO — Matt Cain didn’t think his 100th career victory would mean much to him until he finally got it. Cain pitched five hitless innings for No. 100 and the San Francisco Giants held the Washington Nationals to three hits in a 3-1 win Sunday. Cain (3-6) struck out five and walked four on 93 pitches. He handed off to George Kontos, who allowed a leadoff single to Bryce...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Murphy, Anthony Rendon not in lineup for Nationals’ series finale against Pirates

The Nationals haven’t skipped a beat without Daniel Murphy in the lineup the past two days, but they’ll be further shorthanded for Sunday’s series finale against the Pirates. While Murphy was not in the starting lineup for the third straight game because of left hamstring tightness, Anthony Rendon was a late scratch with flu-like symptoms. […]
Via Nationals Journal
July 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Daniel Murphy sat out Friday because of left hamstring tightness

Daniel Murphy was a late scratch for the Nationals’ 5-1 win over the Pirates Friday night because of left hamstring tightness and the all-star second baseman said he is unsure if he will play Saturday. Murphy said he first felt the discomfort near the end of Tuesday’s All-Star Game. Baseball’s leading hitter with a .348 batting […]
Via Nationals Journal
July 16, 2016  |  Discuss

You know who else once crushed the Mets like Daniel Murphy? Dusty Baker.

Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy is having a ridiculous season, especially against his former team. In 13 games against the Mets, who let him walk in the offseason, Murphy is hitting .429 with seven home runs and 21 RBI. “Man, he’s unbelievable,” Nationals Manager Dusty Baker said of Murphy after he added to his career-high in home […]
Via DC Sports Blog
July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Terry Collins, Daniel Murphy support Mets GM in Stand Up to Cancer

Terry Collins and Daniel Murphy did something really cool during the “Stand up to Cancer” portion of the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday. As they have been doing for a few years, MLB/FOX took a few minutes of the All-Star Game to have everyone in the stadium participate in “Stand up to Cancer” by holding up signs supporting someone who is/has fought cancer. This came after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

The five must absurd numbers from Daniel Murphy’s first half

Daniel Murphy’s already-ridiculous first half of the season got even sillier in the Nats’ final series before the all-star break. Facing his former team and favorite practice dummies, Murphy went 7-for-17, homered three times, drove in 10 of Washington’s 19 runs, scored four, and insulted the mothers of 33 Mets fans. This led to a […]
Via DC Sports Blog
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

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