8:13 AM EDT, Sat October 21, 2017
Washington Times 15 hours ago

Daniel Murphy has knee surgery

On a day when they also announced that manager Dusty Baker will not be back, the Washington Nationals slipped out the news that All-Star second baseman Daniel Murphy had knee surgery Friday. "Murphy underwent successful surgery (debridement and microfracture) today to repair damage to the articular cartilage in his right ...
Federal Baseball Oct 19, 2017
Washington Nationals 2018 Storylines: Will Daniel Murphy be in D.C. beyond 2018?

Washington Nationals 2018 Storylines: Will Daniel Murphy be in D.C. beyond 2018?

Daniel Murphy’s 3-year/$37.5M deal with the Nationals will pay the second baseman $17.5M in 2018. Will it end up being Murphy’s final season in D.C.? Dusty Baker talked after Game 1 of the NLDS, which saw the Nationals connect for just two hits in a 3-0 loss to Kyle Hendricks and the Chicago Cubs in Washington, D.C., about the need to be more aggressive at the plate going forward in the best-of-five series. It was fairly simple, as the veteran skipper explained it. “What's your definition of patience? You know, swinging at an 0-0-pitch in the middle and getting a good swing off, to...
Washington Times Oct 17, 2017

Is Matt Wieters back with Washington next season?

Here's what to know about changes in the Washington Nationals starting infield next season: There will likely be none. Bouncing around the diamond is a rather simple equation. At first base, Ryan Zimmerman had the best season of his career. Daniel Murphy is entering the final season of his contract ...
Viva El Birdos Oct 13, 2017
On this day in 2006, the So Taguchi hit a home run against the Mets - A Hunt and Peck

On this day in 2006, the So Taguchi hit a home run against the Mets - A Hunt and Peck

The Cardinals went on to win Game 2 of the NLCS with that go-head home run The 2006 NLCS was a whirlwind. Many things happened. Players struck out. Home runs were robbed. Home runs were hit by unlikely heroes. On this day in 2006, So Taguchi hit a go-ahead home run to lead the Cardinals to a crucial Game 2 victory. Watch it here: Some good stuff will be coming up in the next few days, folks. what else is going on in baseball... Dodgers' confident heading into NLCS | MLB.com Which postseason players are the most likely to be superstitious about Friday the 13th? | MLB.com Nationals'...
Sports Illustrated Oct 13, 2017

Willson Contreras, Austin Barnes Among The Secret Stars of October

Nobody saw Daniel Murphy saving the Mets in October 2015, just like nobody anticipated David Freese saving the Cardinals in 2011. Who will be 2017's unlikely October heroes?
Federal Baseball Oct 13, 2017
Washington Nationals’ 2017 campaign ends with 9-8 loss to Chicago Cubs in Game 5 of the NLDS...

Washington Nationals’ 2017 campaign ends with 9-8 loss to Chicago Cubs in Game 5 of the NLDS...

It was ugly, and disappointing, and heartbreaking watching the Nationals’ 2017 season come to an end in a 9-8 loss to the Cubs in Game 5 of the NLDS. Another NL East title. Another NLDS disappointment. Washington’s Nationals dropped Game 5 of the Division Series with the Chicago Cubs tonight in devastating fashion in an ugly, gaffe-filled affair that fulfilled all the worst expectations of a city that’s sure it’s doomed to be disappointed. Daniel Murphy (solo shot) and Michael A. Taylor (three-run blast) homered in the home-half of the second inning, putting Washington up 4-1 after...
Federal Baseball Oct 12, 2017
NLDS 2017: Washington Nationals’ Daniel Murphy on Chicago Cubs’ Game 5 starter Kyle Hendricks...

NLDS 2017: Washington Nationals’ Daniel Murphy on Chicago Cubs’ Game 5 starter Kyle Hendricks...

Daniel Murphy talked to reporters earlier this week about what makes Cubs’ Game 5 starter Kyle Hendricks a difficult opponent... The last time he faced off against the Chicago Cubs in the Postseason before this year, Daniel Murphy was swinging one of the hottest bats in baseball. In the New York Mets’ four-game sweep of the Cubs back in 2015, Murphy was named the NLCS MVP after he went 9 for 17 (.529/.556/1.294) with a double and four home runs. “I'd really like to enjoy the moment, whether it be positive or negative, in my eyes, and hopefully that can give not only myself but our...
Federal Baseball Oct 11, 2017
Watch Michael A. Taylor’s clutch grand slam in Washington Nationals’ 5-0 win in Game 4

Watch Michael A. Taylor’s clutch grand slam in Washington Nationals’ 5-0 win in Game 4

Folks, we’re a glass case of emotions. It was the top of the eighth, and Stephen Strasburg had given the Washington Nationals seven stellar innings — and for once, the Nats were up, but only by one run. In other words, not nearly enough for any game, and especially any game in October, against the defending World Champion Chicago Cubs. Daniel Murphy, with two outs, lined a base hit up the middle — and walks to Anthony Rendon and Matt Wieters loaded the bases for Michael A. Taylor. At that point, Carl Edwards Jr. was still on the hill for Chicago, having loaded the bases up after Jon...
Federal Baseball Oct 10, 2017
NLDS 2017: Rain delays start of Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs’ NLDS Game 4...

NLDS 2017: Rain delays start of Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs’ NLDS Game 4...

The start of tonight’s game is delayed. MLB is meeting again at 4:30 in Chicago (5:30 EDT) to discuss whether or not they’ll play Game 4 of the NLDS tonight... Major League Baseball officially announced that the start of Game 4 of the NLDS matchup between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs has been delayed. MLB will meet with officials again at 4:30 PM CT and 5:30 PM EDT to discuss plans for tonight. Before the delay was announced, Nationals’ second baseman Daniel Murphy said he would just prepare for the game as if it was going to be played. “I haven't heard anything...
Federal Baseball Oct 5, 2017
NLDS 2017: Daniel Murphy vs the Chicago Cubs; Washington Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo on the Cubbies...

NLDS 2017: Daniel Murphy vs the Chicago Cubs; Washington Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo on the Cubbies...

Cubs’ skipper Joe Maddon is not looking forward to facing Daniel Murphy, and Mike Rizzo says the Nationals fear nobody, but respect everybody... If you were Joe Maddon you wouldn’t want to see Daniel Murphy in the Postseason either. Last time he did, Murphy went 9 for 17 (.529/.556/1.294) with a double, four home runs, a walk, and three Ks in four games against Maddon’s Cubs in the NLCS in 2015, in a four-game sweep for the New York Mets. “He’s one of the more dangerous hitters playing baseball right now...” - Joe Maddon on Nats’ 2B Daniel Murphy “I still wish he was a...
Federal Baseball Oct 5, 2017
Wire Taps: No word on Nationals’ NLDS Game 1 starter until later; Oral history of Nats’ bullpen fix; Daniel Murphy gets Cubs rematch

Wire Taps: No word on Nationals’ NLDS Game 1 starter until later; Oral history of Nats’ bullpen fix; Daniel Murphy gets Cubs rematch

Catch up on the latest Nationals news as we try to make it through yet another day without Nats baseball. These links will help... One. More. Day. Until. All. Of. Our. Dreams. Are. Inevitably. Crushed. Here’s the scoop from South Capitol Street. Nationals refuse to inform media as to who will start Game 1Stephen Strasburg? (Yes, duh, don't be an idiot.) Max Scherzer? (No, duh, don't be an idiot.) Future Hall-of-Famer A.J. Cole followed by NL MVP Edwin Jackson? Pitching questions linger over NLDSWhere does John Lackey fit? And when will Max Scherzer pitch? An oral history of how the...
Talk Nats Sep 30, 2017

Game #161 – Scherzer pursuing CY and Nats Trying to Tie Record for Most Wins (98)

A cursory game post. Not sure what Ghost’s status is. No reason for him to worry about a game post. Nats Lineup: Trea Turner SS Bryce Harper RF Wilmer Difo 3B Daniel Murphy 2B Ryan Zimmerman 1B Jayson Werth LF … The post Game #161 – Scherzer pursuing CY and Nats Trying to Tie Record for Most Wins (98) appeared first on TalkNats.com.
Federal Baseball Sep 29, 2017
Washington Nationals’ lineup for second of four with Pittsburgh Pirates + Dusty Baker talks Daniel Murphy...

Washington Nationals’ lineup for second of four with Pittsburgh Pirates + Dusty Baker talks Daniel Murphy...

Dusty Baker talked last night about the role Daniel Murphy’s fresh legs played in his big game last night against the Pirates... Dusty Baker told reporters on Wednesday night, after Daniel Murphy went 1 for 2 with a double and three walks in Philadelphia that he liked what he saw from his veteran second baseman, who, “had some good at bats,” after “he hadn’t been back in there in a while.” Murphy missed two games nursing a sore hamstring, but returned against the Phillies, and followed that up with a 3 for 4 game against the Pittsburgh Pirates last night in the series opener in...
MASN Sports Sep 28, 2017

Difo starts quickly with two hits (Pirates lead 2-1) - Byron Kerr

The Nationals jumped out in the first thanks to a leadoff double by Wilmer Difo. Victor Robles sacrificed to the pitcher to get Difo to third. After Anthony Rendon walked, Daniel Murphy's single scored Difo. After two innings, the Nats...
Talk Nats Sep 27, 2017

Roark gives up 6 runs and takes the loss; Trea on-base 5 times

When your speedy lead-off man is on-base 5 times and he only scores one run you know there’s an issue. Add to that Daniel Murphy was on-base 4 times and Michael Taylor was on base 3 times and you would … The post Roark gives up 6 runs and takes the loss; Trea on-base 5 times appeared first on TalkNats.com.

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