Daniel Murphy
1B/2B/3B WSH
4 days ago

Murphy is out of the lineup Friday against the Braves, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Murphy getting the day off, Trea Turner will start at second base and bat leadoff. Murphy will likely return to his spot in the lineup Saturday when Washington faces Tyrell Jenkins and the Braves.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B/3B WSH
1 week ago

Murphy is out of Sunday's lineup against the Braves, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After playing in every game since July 30, Murphy will have a well-earned day off. He'll likely return to the lineup Monday when the Nationals begin their series against the Rockies at the hitter-friendly Coors Field. Trea Turner will start at second and hit leadoff for Sunday's outing.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B/3B WSH
3 weeks ago

Murphy went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, two runs and a walk in a 8-3 victory over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

That raises Murphy's batting average to an astonishing .358. He went 7-for-12 (.583) with four RBI and six runs in the three-game set out in Arizona. Murphy is now 17 points ahead of teammate Wilson Ramos for the NL batting title lead. He also has 21 homers, 80 RBI and 66 runs in 386 at-bats.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B/3B WSH
3 weeks ago

Murphy (leg) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Diamondbacks, Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

EDGE Analysis

After being out of the lineup two consecutive days, the Nationals' top bat is back in action. Murphy will be hitting cleanup and be facing the right-handed Archie Bradley.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B/3B WSH
3 weeks ago

Murphy (leg) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants, MLB.com's William Ladson reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy left Friday's game due to leg tightness, and has since given way to Trea Turner at second base in back-to-back games. The team will stay on the west coast with a three-game series against the Diamondbacks that begins Monday, so consider Murphy day-to-day heading into that opener.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B/3B WSH
3 weeks ago

Murphy (leg) is not in the lineup Saturday against San Francisco, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy was removed from Friday's game due to his leg tightening up and although manager Dusty Baker indicated that the injury was not all that serious, he'll likely miss a few games as a precaution. In his place, Trea Turner is getting the start at second and batting leadoff.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B/3B WSH
4 weeks ago

Manager Dusty Baker said Murphy was removed from Friday's game against the Giants for precautionary reasons after his leg "tightened up," Mark Zuckerman of MASN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Baker's comments seem to downplay Murphy's injury, which provides reason to believe he is dealing with only a minor setback. It remains to be seen if he will be in the lineup for Saturday's game, however.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B/3B WSH
4 weeks ago

Murphy was removed from Friday's game during the sixth inning, Mark Zuckerman of MASN reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's not immediately clear why Murphy was removed, but he slowed around second base on a fifth-inning triple, so he may be dealing with some sort of leg injury. Expect Murphy's status to be updated when more details become available.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B/3B WSH
4 weeks ago

Murphy went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo shot, his 20th home run of the season, in Wednesday's win over the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

After a .265/.330/.500 June which was actually his worst month of the season so far, Murphy has rebounded with a .366/.377/.775 line through 71 July at-bats. This is now his first 20-HR campaign, but Murphy has plenty of time to take a run at 25 or even 30 homers given his continued and consistent excellence at the plate this year.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B/3B WSH
1 month ago

Murphy went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran infielder blasted a 393-foot shot in the eighth, extending his hitting streak to nine games and launching his fifth round-tripper over that span. Murphy has rebounded with a stellar July after a lackluster June, now slashing .333/.350/.737 over 57 at-bats this month.