SAN DIEGO (AP) Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer and Daniel Murphy homered and drove in three runs to help the Washington Nationals to a 7-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night. Joe Ross (6-4) pitched at Petco Park for the first time and was starting for the second time against the Padres, who selected him 25th overall in the June 2011 draft. The Padres shipped Ross...
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Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer and Daniel Murphy homered and drove in three runs to help the Washington Nationals to a 7-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
SAN DIEGO — Last weekend, Nationals Manager Dusty Baker talked about the importance of giving his regulars rest in a stretch like this one, which consists of two three-city road trips in three weeks and a series against the best team in baseball, too. He said he would find his key hitters time off soon — […]
When talking about second baseman Daniel Murphy’s impact on the Nationals, starter Stephen Strasburg said something that a few weeks ago stood out. “His leadership in the clubhouse is off the charts,” Strasburg said. “His baseball IQ is amazing and I’ve already learned a lot from him from hitting. Not saying that’s really helped me at […]
The Washington Nationals are first in the National League East with a 34-23 record, but right fielder Bryce Harper is not who's leading the charge. Second baseman Daniel Murphy is the team's most powerful force at the plate right now, leading the Nationals in RBI's with 37 and doubles with 15. The 31-year old's most impressive stat, however, is his .384 batting average, which leads...
The Washington Nationals are smiling from ear to ear as their offseason acquisition from the hated New York Mets is paying off in a big way. Daniel Murphy, who is much maligned for his lack of defensive ability, is sure making up for it at the plate. The Nationals 2B is batting close to .400, leads the team in RBI’s at 34, and is second with 9 HR’s behind who many consider the...
PHILADELPHIA — Read the headline. Shake your head. Dismiss the notion. Could Daniel Murphy hit .400? Of course not, silly. What a preposterous notion. As crazy as, for example, as the third second baseman the Washington Nationals pursued this offseason turning into the one of the 10 best players in the National League by Wins Above […]
Daniel Murphy started 44 games and appeared in 46 of the Washington Nationals' first 47 games before Dusty Baker gave the veteran infielder a night off in the series opener against the St. Louis Cardinals last night. In those 46 games, the 31-year-old former New York Met, who signed a ... Read More
Daniel Murphy had two more hits Wednesday, the 24th time this season he has had more than one in a game. Murphy has played in 46 games, and has 69 hits. That is undoubtedly a positive, as is Murphy’s .394 average, but the not-so-positive by-product of those numbers is that Murphy is nearly always on […]
WASHINGTON — If the hot streak that Daniel Murphy is on–and has been on for almost a full calendar year–continues, the Washington Nationals will have done more than just filled a hole in free agency. They may have acquired one of the best hitters in a long time. But for now, they’ll settle for enjoying one of the best-sustained performances in the history of the game. In...
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