|Aug. 26 8:57 PM PT9:57 PM MT10:57 PM CT11:57 PM ET23:57 ET3:57 GMT11:57 8:57 PM MST10:57 PM EST11:27 PM VEN7:57 UAE (+1)10:57 PM CT-Murphy hit his second homer in three games Friday to give him 25 on the season and drove in two runs to push his RBI total to 98.
Analysis: He's 10 for 27 with three homers, two doubles and 11 RBIs in his last seven games.
|Aug. 25 9:58 PM PT10:58 PM MT11:58 PM CT12:58 AM ET0:58 ET4:58 GMT12:58 9:58 PM MST11:58 PM EST12:28 AM VEN8:58 UAE11:58 PM CT-Murphy hit a grand slam for the Nationals in the ninth and finished with three hits in Wednesday's 10-8 loss to the Orioles.
Analysis: It was Murphy's eighth multi-hit game in 19 this month, though his average of .329 in August is well under his .350 average through July.
|Aug. 22 7:10 PM PT8:10 PM MT9:10 PM CT10:10 PM ET22:10 ET2:10 GMT10:10 7:10 PM MST9:10 PM EST9:40 PM VEN6:10 UAE (+1)9:10 PM CT-Murphy had two of his team's five hits Monday in a 4-3 loss at Baltimore for his NL-best 48th multi-hit game.
Analysis: Murphy is 13 for 37 (.351) with two homers and nine RBIs in his last 10 games. He moved into the NL lead with a .347 average.
|Aug. 20 7:44 PM PT8:44 PM MT9:44 PM CT10:44 PM ET22:44 ET2:44 GMT10:44 7:44 PM MST9:44 PM EST10:14 PM VEN6:44 UAE (+1)9:44 PM CT-Murphy continued his MVP bid Saturday, going 3 for 4 with his 23rd home run in a 11-9 win at Atlanta.
Analysis: Murphy had been hitting just .216 over his previous 10 games. He's batting .348 with 88 RBIs on the season. He's been awesome for fantasy owners.
|Aug. 14 10:34 PM PT11:34 PM MT12:34 AM CT1:34 AM ET1:34 ET5:34 GMT13:34 10:34 PM MST12:34 AM EST1:04 AM VEN9:34 UAE12:34 AM CT-Murphy hit a two-run homer and drove in four runs in the Nationals' 7-6 win over the Braves on Saturday.
Analysis: Murphy is 11 for 25 with three homers, three doubles and eight RBIs against the Braves this season.
|Aug. 4 9:28 AM PT10:28 AM MT11:28 AM CT12:28 PM ET12:28 ET16:28 GMT0:28 9:28 AM MST11:28 AM EST11:58 AM VEN20:28 UAE11:28 AM CT-Murphy capped a big series in Arizona with his 21st homer - a tiebreaking solo shot in the sixth inning - to go with a single and two runs scored in Wednesday's victory.
Analysis: Murphy was 7 for 12 with two walks, four RBIs and six runs in the three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks. His NL-leading average is up to .358, including a .416 clip in his last 19 games while totaling seven homers and 24 RBIs.
|Aug. 2 9:54 AM PT10:54 AM MT11:54 AM CT12:54 PM ET12:54 ET16:54 GMT0:54 9:54 AM MST11:54 AM EST12:24 PM VEN20:54 UAE11:54 AM CT-Murphy went 3 for 3 in Monday's win over Arizona as he returned to the starting lineup for the first time since leaving Friday's game at San Francisco due to hamstring tightness.
Analysis: Murphy raised his NL-leading batting average to .355 before exiting the game in the top of the fifth inning after he doubled in a run. Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Murphy had to do a lot of running, so he took him out with the game well in hand. "He scored from first, then he had to run on the double, then he scored from second,'' Baker said. ''So that was enough running for the night."
|July 29 8:32 AM PT9:32 AM MT10:32 AM CT11:32 AM ET11:32 ET15:32 GMT23:32 8:32 AM MST10:32 AM EST11:02 AM VEN19:32 UAE10:32 AM CT-Murphy had a 12-game hitting streak snapped Thursday but walked twice in a 4-2 win over the Giants.
Analysis: Murphy batted .417 during the streak with six homers and 19 RBIs.
|July 24 6:12 PM PT7:12 PM MT8:12 PM CT9:12 PM ET21:12 ET1:12 GMT9:12 6:12 PM MST8:12 PM EST8:42 PM VEN5:12 UAE (+1)8:12 PM CT-Murphy went 3 for 3 with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBIs in the Nationals' 10-6 loss to the Padres on Sunday.
Analysis: Murphy's unbelievable season shows no signs of slowing down. He's hit safely in 11 straight, batting .436 with five homers, seven doubles and 17 RBIs in that stretch.
|July 22 7:29 PM PT8:29 PM MT9:29 PM CT10:29 PM ET22:29 ET2:29 GMT10:29 7:29 PM MST9:29 PM EST9:59 PM VEN6:29 UAE (+1)9:29 PM CT-Murphy homered for the Nationals on Friday.
Analysis: Murphy has five home runs and 14 RBIs while hitting safely in nine consecutive contests.
|July 15 2:54 PM PT3:54 PM MT4:54 PM CT5:54 PM ET17:54 ET21:54 GMT5:54 2:54 PM MST4:54 PM EST5:24 PM VEN1:54 UAE (+1)4:54 PM CT-The Nationals sat out a second straight night Saturday due to a sore hamstring.
Analysis: Murphy, who leads the majors with a .348 batting average, is expected to play in Sunday's series finale with Pittsburgh at first base, which should be a little less taxing on his injured leg.
|July 10 5:16 PM PT6:16 PM MT7:16 PM CT8:16 PM ET20:16 ET0:16 GMT8:16 5:16 PM MST7:16 PM EST7:46 PM VEN4:16 UAE (+1)7:16 PM CT-Murphy hit his seventh home run this year against the team that let him go last winter, lining an early drive off the facing of the upper deck and leading the Nationals over the Mets 3-2 Sunday.
Analysis: Murphy tops the majors with a .348 batting average at the All-Star break, boosted by the damage he's done to the Mets. He homered three times and drove in 10 runs as the NL East leaders took three of four in this series, opening a six-game edge over New York. Overall, he is 22 for 52 (.423) with 21 RBIs vs. his old club. After the All-Star break, the Nats have a series with the Pirates, and Murphy is hitting .343 in his last 16 games versus Pittsburgh.
|July 9 8:02 PM PT9:02 PM MT10:02 PM CT11:02 PM ET23:02 ET3:02 GMT11:02 8:02 PM MST10:02 PM EST10:32 PM VEN7:02 UAE (+1)10:02 PM CT-Murphy homered for the sixth time this year against his former Mets teammates and drove in four runs, leading the Nationals over New York 6-1 Saturday night.
Analysis: Murphy had a run-scoring single in the third inning, an RBI double in the fifth and launched his 16th home run in the seventh. He is hitting .349 overall - he's batting .438 (21 of 48) with 19 RBIs against the Mets after becoming a free agent in the offseason and signing with Washington. He is 1 for 3 against Steven Matz, New York's starter for Sunday.
|July 7 8:25 PM PT9:25 PM MT10:25 PM CT11:25 PM ET23:25 ET3:25 GMT11:25 8:25 PM MST10:25 PM EST10:55 PM VEN7:25 UAE (+1)10:25 PM CT-Murphy continued to torment his former team, going 2 for 5 with a homer and three RBIs in Thursday's loss to the Mets.
Analysis: In his first season with the Nationals after seven in New York, Murphy is 17 for 40 (.425) with five home runs and 14 RBIs in 10 games against the Mets.
|July 5 5:12 PM PT6:12 PM MT7:12 PM CT8:12 PM ET20:12 ET0:12 GMT8:12 5:12 PM MST7:12 PM EST7:42 PM VEN4:12 UAE (+1)7:12 PM CT-Murphy was selected a reserve to the NL All-Star team.
Analysis: Murphy leads the NL in batting at .347 and his .966 OPS is the best among all NL second basemen.
|July 1 8:45 PM PT9:45 PM MT10:45 PM CT11:45 PM ET23:45 ET3:45 GMT11:45 8:45 PM MST10:45 PM EST11:15 PM VEN7:45 UAE (+1)10:45 PM CT-Murphy had two doubles and two RBIs on Friday.
Analysis: He's batting .394 with nine RBIs in eight games.
|June 30 8:31 AM PT9:31 AM MT10:31 AM CT11:31 AM ET11:31 ET15:31 GMT23:31 8:31 AM MST10:31 AM EST11:01 AM VEN19:31 UAE10:31 AM CT-Murphy belted a pair of home runs to key Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Mets.
Analysis: Murphy is 10 for 25 (.400) with seven RBIs over his last six games. He's second in the majors with a .352 average to go along with 14 homers and 53 RBIs.
|June 25 10:42 PM PT11:42 PM MT12:42 AM CT1:42 AM ET1:42 ET5:42 GMT13:42 10:42 PM MST12:42 AM EST1:12 AM VEN9:42 UAE12:42 AM CT-Murphy went 2 for 4 with two RBIs in Friday's loss at Milwaukee.
Analysis: The NL's leading hitter had been in a slump prior to this effort, with Murphy entering the game 3 for 19 over his previous five. He's still batting an excellent .349 overall.
|June 18 11:05 PM PT12:05 AM MT1:05 AM CT2:05 AM ET2:05 ET6:05 GMT14:05 11:05 PM MST1:05 AM EST1:35 AM VEN10:05 UAE1:05 AM CT-Murphy homered and drove in three runs to help the Washington Nationals to a 7-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
Analysis: Murphy has struck out once in seven games.
|June 11 9:00 AM PT10:00 AM MT11:00 AM CT12:00 PM ET12:00 ET16:00 GMT0:00 9:00 AM MST11:00 AM EST11:30 AM VEN20:00 UAE11:00 AM CT-Murphy had another big game with two doubles and three RBIs in Friday's 9-6 home win over the Phillies.
Analysis: Murphy has been outstanding at home, batting .413 with seven doubles and 17 RBIs in 25 games there. He's hit safely in seven straight and in 23 of those contests.
|June 10 10:28 AM PT11:28 AM MT12:28 PM CT1:28 PM ET13:28 ET17:28 GMT1:28 10:28 AM MST12:28 PM EST12:58 PM VEN21:28 UAE12:28 PM CT-Murphy belted his 11th home run in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the White Sox.
Analysis: Murphy has gone 5 for 24 with two home runs over his last six games.
|June 1 2:03 PM PT3:03 PM MT4:03 PM CT5:03 PM ET17:03 ET21:03 GMT5:03 2:03 PM MST4:03 PM EST4:33 PM VEN1:03 UAE (+1)4:03 PM CT-Murphy finished off his stellar month by going 2 for 4 and hitting one of Washington's four homers in a 5-1 win against Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Murphy batted .416 in May, raising his average to an MLB-best .397, and tied a franchise record with 47 hits in a month. He extended a 10-game hit streak with Tuesday's performance.
|May 31 12:31 PM PT1:31 PM MT2:31 PM CT3:31 PM ET15:31 ET19:31 GMT3:31 12:31 PM MST2:31 PM EST3:01 PM VEN23:31 UAE2:31 PM CT-Murphy was a tough out once again Monday, knocking in three runs while finishing a triple short of the cycle in a win at Philadelphia.
Analysis: Murphy's .395 average is impressive enough but he's adding some power to his game as well, as he's on pace for a career-high 25 homers. The offseason addition is hitting .429 with two homers and six RBIs during a nine-game hitting streak.
|May 15 10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET13:00 ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 AM MST12:00 PM EST12:30 PM VEN21:00 UAE12:00 PM CT-Murphy has been scratched from the lineup due to illness in Sunday's series finale against the Marlins.
Analysis: Murphy's .403 batting average leads the majors, and he also has five homers and 23 RBI in 36 games played. Originally slated to hit cleanup for Washington, he was replaced at second by Stephen Drew, who is batting seventh.
|May 12 3:21 PM PT4:21 PM MT5:21 PM CT6:21 PM ET18:21 ET22:21 GMT6:21 3:21 PM MST5:21 PM EST5:51 PM VEN2:21 UAE (+1)5:21 PM CT-Murphy stayed hot with three hits and two RBIs in Wednesday's win over Detroit.
Analysis: Murphy's banner postseason with the Mets continues to carry over into his tenure with Washington. He's a scorching 21 of 42 with 10 RBIs over his last 10 games and leads the majors with a .409 average.
|May 7 12:03 PM PT1:03 PM MT2:03 PM CT3:03 PM ET15:03 ET19:03 GMT3:03 12:03 PM MST2:03 PM EST2:33 PM VEN23:03 UAE2:03 PM CT-Murphy had four hits for the second time in three games in an 8-6 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Friday.
Analysis: Murphy, who boosted his MLB-best average to .406, is 12 for 21 (.571) with five extra-base hits in his last five games.
|May 5 4:02 PM PT5:02 PM MT6:02 PM CT7:02 PM ET19:02 ET23:02 GMT7:02 4:02 PM MST6:02 PM EST6:32 PM VEN3:02 UAE (+1)6:02 PM CT-Murphy finished a triple shy of the cycle Wednesday and drove in three runs in a 13-2 rout of Kansas City.
Analysis: The Washington Nationals second baseman boosted his average to an MLB-best .398. He is 11 for 21 (.524) with two homers, three doubles and seven RBIs in his last five games.
|May 3 11:59 AM PT12:59 PM MT1:59 PM CT2:59 PM ET14:59 ET18:59 GMT2:59 11:59 AM MST1:59 PM EST2:29 PM VEN22:59 UAE1:59 PM CT-Murphy kept the good times rolling Monday.
Analysis: Murphy had three hits and is sizzling at .382.
|Apr. 12 3:52 PM PT4:52 PM MT5:52 PM CT6:52 PM ET18:52 ET22:52 GMT6:52 3:52 PM MST5:52 PM EST6:22 PM VEN2:52 UAE (+1)5:52 PM CT-Murphy went 2 for 4 with a two-run home run on Monday.
Analysis: He has tallied two hits in four of his five games.
|Apr. 11 3:35 PM PT4:35 PM MT5:35 PM CT6:35 PM ET18:35 ET22:35 GMT6:35 3:35 PM MST5:35 PM EST6:05 PM VEN2:35 UAE (+1)5:35 PM CT-Murphy went 2 for 2 with a pair of singles on Sunday.
Analysis: He also walked twice and scored a run.
|Apr. 8 11:41 PM PT12:41 AM MT1:41 AM CT2:41 AM ET2:41 ET6:41 GMT14:41 11:41 PM MST1:41 AM EST2:11 AM VEN10:41 UAE1:41 AM CT-Murphy went 2 for 4 with three RBIs in a 6-4 loss to Miami on Thursday.
Analysis: The Washington Nationals' new second baseman is 4 for 11 with three extra-base hits and five RBIs in his first three games.
|Apr. 5 2:52 PM PT3:52 PM MT4:52 PM CT5:52 PM ET17:52 ET21:52 GMT5:52 2:52 PM MST4:52 PM EST5:22 PM VEN1:52 UAE (+1)4:52 PM CT-Murphy picked up where he left off from last year's postseason with a double, home run and two RBIs in his first game with Washington on Monday.
Analysis: The Nationals signed Murphy after he hit seven home runs in the New York Mets' 2015 run to the World Series, including one in six straight games.