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WTOP Jul 15, 2018

Murphy’s big hit helps Nationals beat Mets 6-1

Daniel Murphy and Trea Turner each hit a two-run single in Washington's five-run seventh inning, helping the Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-1 on Sunday. See photos.
Federal Baseball Jul 11, 2018
Washington Nationals’ lineup for series finale with Pittsburgh Pirates + talking Daniel Murphy...

Washington Nationals’ lineup for series finale with Pittsburgh Pirates + talking Daniel Murphy...

Daniel Murphy went 4 for 4 with two doubles in PNC Park on Tuesday, looking more like the Daniel Murphy we remember... Daniel Murphy went 4 for 17 with a home run on the Washington Nationals’ last homestand, then connected for two hits, both singles in the series opener with the Pittsburgh Pirates in PNC Park on Monday night. On Tuesday night, however, Murphy looked more like the hitter he’s been over the first two seasons of his three-year deal with the Nationals, going 4 for 4 with two doubles in the 5-1 win over the Bucs. “He’s starting to hit the ball well,” Davey Martinez...
Federal Baseball Jul 11, 2018
Nationals’ Jeremy Hellickson healthy, back to keeping hitters off-balance in win over Pirates...

Nationals’ Jeremy Hellickson healthy, back to keeping hitters off-balance in win over Pirates...

Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez and Nats’ infielder Daniel Murphy talked after Tuesday’s game about how impressed they were with Jeremy Hellickson... In his first two starts back following a hamstring injury, Jeremy Hellickson allowed 16 total hits and 12 runs, 11 of them earned over 8 2⁄3 innings combined (11.42 ERA) before tonight, with opposing hitters putting up a .372/.426/.698 line against him in those outings. “He kept the ball down when he needed to, his curveball was really sharp, his changeup was really good, but he attacked the strike zone...” - Davey...
WTOP Jul 10, 2018

Hellickson bounces back in Nats’ 5-1 win over Pittsburgh

Anthony Rendon hit a 2-run homer, Daniel Murphy doubled twice and had four hits, and the Washington Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Federal Baseball Jul 3, 2018
Washington Nationals’ lineup for second of three with Boston Red Sox in D.C. + Daniel Murphy FWAHHH!!

Washington Nationals’ lineup for second of three with Boston Red Sox in D.C. + Daniel Murphy FWAHHH!!

Daniel Murphy got the right launch angle for the first time this season last night. He thinks the process was good for the Nats even though they lost... For the first time in 61 plate appearances this season, Daniel Murphy hit a homer last night, in his next-to-last at bat of the evening, getting the Washington Nationals within one run at 3-2 in the sixth inning of what ended up a 4-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox. It wasn’t the first ball Murphy squared up since returning, but it was the first with the correct launch angl—- I’ll stop. It was a welcome sign, however, as Murphy, who had...
Federal Baseball Jul 2, 2018
Wire Taps: Murphy debuts at 2nd; What’s up with the starting pitching?

Wire Taps: Murphy debuts at 2nd; What’s up with the starting pitching?

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of this week’s series with the Red Sox. The Nats are only two games over .500. That’s, uh, something. Here’s the news from Nats Park, where they’ll face the Red Sox, everything is FINE. Observations from Phillies’ wild 13-inning win vs. Nationals: Kapler taking “Be Bold” motto to heart (The Athletic)"In the last two games of the series against the Nationals, the bullpen combined to allow just one run in 15 innings while striking out 13 hitters." Daniel Murphy makes 2018 debut at second base (MLB.com)"I really...
Federal Baseball Jul 2, 2018
Nationals past halfway point: Waiting to get whole, while digging a hole...

Nationals past halfway point: Waiting to get whole, while digging a hole...

With losses in three of four games this weekend, the 2018 Nats are just two games over .500 and they’re 6.0 games out in the division. “You’ve got Daniel Murphy going through Spring Training in the end of June,” Mike Rizzo told 106.7 the FAN in D.C.’s Sports Junkies last Thursday. “We haven’t had a semblance of the lineup that we envisioned going into Spring Training yet this season, so we’re looking forward to that day...” - Mike Rizzo on 106.7 the FAN’s Sports Junkies “You’ve got Adam Eaton trying to get his sea legs underneath him and going through his Spring...
Federal Baseball Jul 2, 2018
Daniel Murphy starts at second base for Nationals, is he back out there for good?

Daniel Murphy starts at second base for Nationals, is he back out there for good?

Washington’s Nationals got their second baseman back at second for the first time as a starter on Sunday, they could really use the Daniel Murphy they know at the plate too... Davey Martinez seemed less than enthusiastic about the state of Daniel Murphy’s surgically-repaired knee when he discussed the decision to opt against using the 33-year-old infielder in a pinch hit spot in the eighth inning on Saturday night because he didn’t want Murphy to play the field. “Murphy was just an emergency guy. I didn’t want to put him in the field,” Martinez said. He told reporters before...
Federal Baseball Jul 1, 2018
Washington Nationals’ lineup for series finale with Philadelphia Phillies + Daniel Murphy and his knee...

Washington Nationals’ lineup for series finale with Philadelphia Phillies + Daniel Murphy and his knee...

Davey Martinez talked after last night’s game about Daniel Murphy’s availability and the Nats’ inability to score runs. A two-on, two-out opportunity in the eighth, with hard-throwing Philadelphia Phillies’ right-hander Yacksel Rios on the mound, seemed like an ideal time to have Daniel Murphy pinch hit, but Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez let Mark Reynolds (1 for 2, BB to that point in the game and 1 for his last 28 overall) take it and he grounded out for the third out in a row after Trea Turner (single) and Bryce Harper (walk) reached base in what was a one-run...
Federal Baseball Jun 28, 2018
Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez on the Nats’ offensive issues...

Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez on the Nats’ offensive issues...

After the Nationals were shut out in back-to-back losses to the Rays, Davey Martinez addressed the lack of offense... The Washington Nationals ended the three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies last weekend on a high note, with a comeback win in the finale on Sunday night that allowed the Nats to avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of their NL East rivals and the second-place team in the division. “The guy is a professional hitter, and to throw him in the middle of our lineup, it creates more length in our lineup...” - Davey Martinez on Daniel Murphy Was the win more...
Federal Baseball Jun 26, 2018
Nationals’ lineup for second of two with the Rays in Tropicana Field...

Nationals’ lineup for second of two with the Rays in Tropicana Field...

Washington’s Nationals try to win the season series with the Tampa Bay Rays in today’s finale in Tropicana Field. Daniel Murphy connected for hits in all three games against the Philadelphia Phillies this past weekend, going 5 for 12 overall, and he capped things off with a three-hit game and go-ahead two-run double in the bottom of the eighth to complete the comeback Sunday night the nation’s capital. After a lot of hard work rehabbing from offseason knee surgery, Murphy came up big with the hit that put them over the top and helped the Nationals avoid a three-game sweep at the...
Federal Baseball Jun 25, 2018
Wire Taps: Nationals’ window will remain open; Juan Soto appreciation; Jeremy Hellickson, Brandon Kintzler could return soon...

Wire Taps: Nationals’ window will remain open; Juan Soto appreciation; Jeremy Hellickson, Brandon Kintzler could return soon...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the two-game set with the Rays in Tampa Bay. Well, that was weird. But also fun! It’s almost as if having Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy hitting is good for the Nationals. One other thing: The Nats Blog put out about eleven thousand pieces yesterday, so they get their own dedicated section today. Here’s the scoop from South Capitol: Rosenthal suggests that Nats could reunite with Ramos (MLBTR)Because the Marlins are asking for a king's ransom for J.T. Realmuto, there aren't many other catchers the Nats would really...
Federal Baseball Jun 25, 2018
Nationals rally for 8-6 win over Phillies: Daniel Murphy comes up big with third single of the night...

Nationals rally for 8-6 win over Phillies: Daniel Murphy comes up big with third single of the night...

Washington Nationals’ infielder Daniel Murphy stepped up with the bases loaded after an intentional walk to Juan Soto and hit Seranthony Dominguez’s 1-2 slider to right field for the go-ahead hit... Trailing 6-2 after five, the Washington Nationals rallied for three runs with two out in the bottom of the sixth inning, but Juan Soto struck out with the tying run at second base. “I was watching some film on him and he had kind of gone with the slider as a kill shot to a couple lefties, so once I got to two strikes, I was aware of it.” - Daniel Murphy on game-winning hit After...
WTOP Jun 25, 2018

Murphy’s 2-run single lifts Nationals past Phillies

Daniel Murphy's 2-run single drove in the tying and go-ahead runs in the 8th inning and the Washington Nationals rallied past the Philadelphia Phillies 8-6 on Sunday Night Baseball to salvage the finale of the 3-game series.
Federal Baseball Jun 25, 2018
Nationals rally in the 8th for an 8-6, sweep-avoiding win over the Phillies...

Nationals rally in the 8th for an 8-6, sweep-avoiding win over the Phillies...

Philadelphia Phillies’ skipper Gabe Kapler walked Juan Soto to load the bases in front of Daniel Murphy and the Washington Nationals’ infielder lined a two-run single over second to put the Nats up 7-6 in what ended up an 8-6 win. With two on and two out in the eighth, Philadelphia Phillies’ skipper Gabe Kapler walked 19-year-old slugger Juan Soto to load’em up in front of Washington Nationals’ infielder Daniel Murphy, and Murphy took it personally and lined a two-run single over second base to put the Nats ahead, 7-6, in what ended up an 8-6, sweep-avoiding win in the nation’s...

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