Daniel Murphy
1B/2B FA
2 months ago

Murphy is starting at second base and hitting sixth in Tuesday's NL Wild Card Game against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy is hitting just .238 against left-handed pitchers this season -- compared to .319 against righties -- so it's no surprise to see him drop to sixth in the order for Tuesday's must-win game. Ben Zobrist, who hitting .333 against southpaws this season, will claim leadoff duties from Murphy in this one.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B FA
3 months ago

Murphy went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Friday's loss to the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy led off the game with a home run, but the Cubs would lose 10-4 in the series opener. The 33-year-old second baseman is batting .293 with a .794 OPS along with 12 home runs and 39 RBI with nine games remaining in the regular season for Chicago.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B FA
3 months ago

Murphy went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, a walk, three runs scored and a strikeout in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy reached base three times and came around to score all three, including on his two-run homer in the second inning. The 33-year-old is hitting just .220 since the start of September, but he's slashing .288/.331/.448 on the year with 11 homers and 38 RBI.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B FA
3 months ago

Murphy is not starting Monday against lefty Patrick Corbin and the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy sits for the second time in three games with another lefty on the mound. He's sat against four of the six lefties the Cubs have faced since coming to Chicago. Javier Baez will start at second base in his absence.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B FA
3 months ago

Murphy is not in the lineup against the Reds on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy will take a seat with southpaw Cody Reed on the mound for Cincinnati. Over his last eight games, Murphy is just 3-for-28 (.107 average) and could benefit from receiving a day off. In his place, Javier Baez will start at second base.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B FA
3 months ago

Murphy will bat third in the order and start at second base against Washington on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Following a hot start with the Cubs that saw Murphy go 11-for-27 (.407 average) with two home runs and five RBI in his first five games, he's slashed just .180/.196/.320 since dating back to Aug. 28. He failed to collect a hit against the Brewers in three games this week, so manager Joe Maddon will try and move his lineup around to get Murphy and the rest of the team going. Anthony Rizzo will leadoff in his place.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B FA
3 months ago

Murphy is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy will head to the bench for the second half of Saturday's twin bill after going 1-for-3 in Game 1. Javier Baez is covering second base in his stead, with David Bote sliding over to shortstop and Kris Bryant starting at third.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B FA
3 months ago

Murphy went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy continued to hit well in his new uniform, as he's now batting .316 in 13 games with the Cubs, to go along with four home runs, seven RBI and 10 runs scored. With his spot atop a strong Chicago lineup, the 33-year-old infielder should be a strong fantasy contributor the rest of the way.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B FA
3 months ago

Murphy is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy will retreat to the bench as manager Joe Maddon looks to stack right-handed hitters against southpaw Wade Miley. Javy Baez will cover second base in his stead, allowing Addison Russell to start at shortstop.

Daniel Murphy
1B/2B FA
4 months ago

Murphy is not starting Wednesday against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Murphy will sit for the first time since heading to Chicago. He's gone 11-for-31 (.355) through his first seven games for his new team. Ben Zobrist will start at second base in his absence.