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Daniel Murphy | Second Baseman | #20

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 221
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Jacksonville
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 13 (0) / NYM
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Daniel Murphy drove in four runs and went 1-for-4 in a win over the Reds on Saturday.
Batting with the bases loaded in the second inning he doubled off of Homer Bailey to drive in three runs. He drove in another run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth frame. He is having another unbelievable season, slashing .343/.395/.580 with 13 home runs, 49 runs and 54 RBI. Jun 24 - 8:31 PM

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Daniel Murphy is getting the day off Wednesday against the Marlins.

Stephen Drew will take a turn at second base and bat sixth versus Marlins right-hander Dan Straily. Murphy homered and reached base four times in Tuesday night's blowout victory over Miami.
Jun 21 - 10:03 AM

Daniel Murphy homered and reached base four times as the Nationals routed the Marlins 12-3 on Tuesday.

Murphy belted a solo homer in the eighth inning that increased the Nats' advantage to 7-3. He then contributed an RBI single during a five-run rally in the ninth inning. The hot-hitting second baseman is slashing .346/.399/.575 with 12 long balls and 49 RBI on the year.
Jun 20 - 10:19 PM

Daniel Murphy went 3-for-5 with a triple, two RBI and a run scored as the Nationals topped the Mets 8-3 on Thursday.

Murphy pulled a two-run triple past Mets first baseman Lucas Duda in the fifth inning, breaking open the game and kicking off a five-run inning for the Nats. He also added a pair of singles in the win. It was all in a day's work for the 32-year-old, who's now hitting .344/.390/.563 with 11 homers, 45 RBI and 42 runs scored on the year. Not too shabby.
Jun 16 - 12:22 AM

Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 with a homer, double and two RBI as the Nationals beat the Braves on Tuesday.

Murphy and teammate Ryan Zimmerman blasted back-to-back solo homers off of R.A. Dickey in the first inning, giving the Nationals an early 4-0 lead. He tacked on an RBI double in the seventh to increase their advantage to 9-5. Murphy is now slashing a robust .345/.391/.563 with 11 homers and 43 RBI.
Jun 13 - 10:52 PM

Daniel Murphy is out of the Nationals' starting lineup on Thursday night against the visiting Orioles.

Wilmer Difo will start at second base and bat second versus Orioles right-hander Alec Asher. It's just some routine rest for Murphy, who played all nine innings Wednesday afternoon at Dodger Stadium.
Jun 8 - 3:41 PM

Daniel Murphy finished 3-for-4 and scored a run in a loss to the Athletics on Saturday.

The beat goes on for a guy who just simply knows how to hit the ball. All three hits were singles. He had four hits yesterday. Murphy is batting .343/.397/.582 with 10 homers, 35 runs and 38 RBI. He has yet to steal a base. His triple slash is almost identical to last year's .347/.390/.595 that enabled him to finish as the runner-up in the National League MVP balloting.
Jun 3 - 8:49 PM

Daniel Murphy went 4-for-5 with a solo home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Friday's game at Oakland.

Murphy is 10-for-18 (.556) with three extra-base hits and five RBI over his past four games since returning from an illness last weekend. He is obviously back to 100 percent after a three-game absence due to a stomach bug.
Jun 3 - 2:51 AM

Daniel Murphy (illness) has returned to the Nationals' lineup Monday against the Giants.

Murphy was held out of the starting lineup over the weekend while dealing with a stomach bug. He should be good to go moving forward.
May 29 - 1:37 PM

Daniel Murphy (illness) remained out of the Nationals' lineup Sunday.

Murphy hasn't played since Thursday due to a stomach bug. He'll be back in there soon. Wilmer Difo is handling second base again.
May 28 - 12:09 PM

Daniel Murphy is out of the Nationals' lineup on Saturday due to a stomach illness.

That explains his absence from the lineup the last two days and is much more encouraging than hearing he's dealing with an injury. Wilmer Difo continues fill in at second base in his absence.
Source: MASN Sports
May 27 - 3:08 PM

Daniel Murphy is once again out of the Nationals' starting lineup on Saturday.

Acting manager Chris Speier indicated nothing was wrong physically on Friday, but it's a troubling sign that he's sitting out a second straight game. Wilmer Difo is starting in his place again and batting eighth for the Nationals on Saturday.
May 27 - 12:17 PM

Daniel Murphy is not in the Nationals' lineup Friday.

Ryan Zimmerman is also getting a day off. The Nats are going with Wilmer Difo at second base and Adam Lind at first.
May 26 - 3:05 PM

Daniel Murphy blasted his ninth home run of the season on Sunday, powering the Nationals to a 3-2 victory over the Braves in Atlanta.

Murphy got the scoring started in the ballgame, taking Braves' starter Jaime Garcia deep for a solo shot in the second inning. He also singled in the ballgame, finishing the afternoon 2-for-4. He's enjoying another terrific season offensively, slashing .327/.387/.576 with nine homers and 33 RBI.
May 21 - 4:36 PM

Daniel Murphy went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday’s loss to the Braves.

Murphy has homered in back-to-back games. The 32-year-old has calmed down since his monster April, but he’s still batting .325/.387/.567 with eight homers and 32 RBI through 39 games overall.
May 20 - 12:24 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Manny Delcarmen
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Brian Goodwin
3Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Taylor
2Adam Eaton
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koda Glover
2Shawn Kelley
3Blake Treinen
4Matt Albers
5Oliver Perez
6Joe Blanton
7Jacob Turner
8Enny Romero
9Matt Grace
10Sammy Solis