|Oct. 14 10:16 PM PT11:16 PM MT12:16 AM CT1:16 AM ET1:16 ET5:16 GMT13:16 10:16 PM MST12:16 AM EST12:46 AM VEN9:16 UAE12:16 AM CT-Murphy's stellar postseason came to an end Thursday with a Game 5 loss to the Dodgers.
Analysis: Murphy went 7 for 16 with six RBIs in the series, and is a lifetime .351 hitter with seven homers and 17 RBIs in 19 career playoff games.
|Oct. 11 6:05 PM PT7:05 PM MT8:05 PM CT9:05 PM ET21:05 ET1:05 GMT9:05 6:05 PM MST8:05 PM EST8:35 PM VEN5:05 UAE (+1)8:05 PM CT-Murphy continued to torment the Dodgers in the postseason Tuesday, going 2 for 3 with four RBIs as the Nationals lost 6-5, sending their NL Division Series back to Washington for a Game 5.
Analysis: He's 6 for 13 with six RBIs in the series, and is batting .382 (13 for 34) with three homers and 11 RBIs in nine career playoff matchups.
|Oct. 10 6:02 PM PT7:02 PM MT8:02 PM CT9:02 PM ET21:02 ET1:02 GMT9:02 6:02 PM MST8:02 PM EST8:32 PM VEN5:02 UAE (+1)8:02 PM CT-Murphy went 0 for 4 with a strikeout and a walk Monday as the Nationals beat the Dodgers 8-3 to take a 2-1 lead in their NL Division Series.
Analysis: He went 4 for 6 in the first two games of the series. Last year's NLCS MVP with the Mets, Murphy came in hitting .407 with three homers and seven RBIs in seven postseason games against the Dodgers.
|Oct. 10 7:58 AM PT8:58 AM MT9:58 AM CT10:58 AM ET10:58 ET14:58 GMT22:58 7:58 AM MST9:58 AM EST10:28 AM VEN18:58 UAE9:58 AM CT-Murphy provided more-expected production on Sunday with three hits and two RBIs, and Washington's bullpen threw 4 2/3 scoreless innings, leading the Nationals past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 in a rain-postponed Game 2 to even the series at 1-all.
Analysis: Murphy has been Washington's best hitter all season, considered a top contender for league MVP honors this year. Murphy is batting .359 with seven home runs and 13 RBIs in 16 career postseason games.
|Oct. 8 10:17 PM PT11:17 PM MT12:17 AM CT1:17 AM ET1:17 ET5:17 GMT13:17 10:17 PM MST12:17 AM EST12:47 AM VEN9:17 UAE12:17 AM CT-Murphy was in the Nationals' lineup for Friday's Game 1 of the NLDS and finished 1 for 3 with a walk.
Analysis: The All-Star second baseman had last started Sept. 17, having been limited to just three pinch-hitting appearances since due to a strained glute muscle. Murphy didn't appear to have any restrictions, so he should be good to go again in Saturday's Game 2.
|Oct. 5 2:22 PM PT3:22 PM MT4:22 PM CT5:22 PM ET17:22 ET21:22 GMT5:22 2:22 PM MST4:22 PM EST4:52 PM VEN1:22 UAE (+1)4:22 PM CT-Washington manager Dusty Baker expects Murphy to play for the Nationals in Game 1 of the NL Division Series against the Dodgers
Analysis: Murphy worked out with his teammates Wednesday, taking live batting practice and regular BP, taking grounders, then running the bases. Afterward, he said he ''felt really good.'' After Thursday's workout, a little more than 24 hours before the series opens, Baker said that Murphy ''says he's ready, so therefore we think he's ready.'' Murphy hasn't started a game for the NL East champion Nationals since Sept. 17, missing time with a strained muscle in his buttocks.
|Sep. 29 10:49 AM PT11:49 AM MT12:49 PM CT1:49 PM ET13:49 ET17:49 GMT1:49 10:49 AM MST12:49 PM EST1:19 PM VEN21:49 UAE12:49 PM CT-The Nationals plan to exercise caution with Murphy, sitting the injured second baseman for the rest of the regular season with the hope that he's ready to return for the playoffs, manager Dusty Baker said Thursday.
Analysis: Murphy, who has been sidelined with a strained buttocks since Sept. 17, would be reduced to pinch-hitting duty if needed in the Nationals' final four regular-season games. Washington already has secured its third NL East title in five years and awaits its opponent in the division series, which begins on Oct. 7. Murphy's .347 batting average trails only Colorado Rockies second baseman D.J. LeMahieu (.349).
|Sep. 18 8:14 PM PT9:14 PM MT10:14 PM CT11:14 PM ET23:14 ET3:14 GMT11:14 8:14 PM MST10:14 PM EST10:44 PM VEN7:14 UAE (+1)10:14 PM CT-Murphy (buttocks strain) remains out of the starting lineup for the Nationals.
Analysis: It's unclear when the All-Star will return to the lineup. Murphy hasn't played since appearing as a pinch hitter last Tuesday.
|Sep. 17 2:32 PM PT3:32 PM MT4:32 PM CT5:32 PM ET17:32 ET21:32 GMT5:32 2:32 PM MST4:32 PM EST5:02 PM VEN1:32 UAE (+1)4:32 PM CT-Murphy doubled Saturday to give him a hit in all 14 games he's played in September. It was his NL-leading 47th double and tied Ryan Zimmerman's franchise record set in 2006.
Analysis: He's hitting .415 in the month but hasn't homered and only has six RBIs.
|Sep. 14 6:34 PM PT7:34 PM MT8:34 PM CT9:34 PM ET21:34 ET1:34 GMT9:34 6:34 PM MST8:34 PM EST9:04 PM VEN5:34 UAE (+1)8:34 PM CT-Murphy went 1 for 2 with a walk in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Mets.
Analysis: Murphy's single in the first inning extended his hitting streak to 12 games overall and meant at least one hit in all 19 games against his former team this season. Murphy has also frustrated the Braves, the team Washington opens a series with on Friday. In 13 games versus Atlanta this season, Murphy is batting .426 with four homers, four doubles, eight walks, 11 runs and 12 RBIs.
|Sep. 13 8:33 PM PT9:33 PM MT10:33 PM CT11:33 PM ET23:33 ET3:33 GMT11:33 8:33 PM MST10:33 PM EST11:03 PM VEN7:33 UAE (+1)10:33 PM CT-Murphy had a double among his two hits Tuesday against the Mets.
Analysis: Murphy has hit safely in 11 games this month, batting .419. The postseason star for the Mets last year, Murphy has had at least one hit in all 18 games against his former team this season.
|Sep. 12 8:01 PM PT9:01 PM MT10:01 PM CT11:01 PM ET23:01 ET3:01 GMT11:01 8:01 PM MST10:01 PM EST10:31 PM VEN7:01 UAE (+1)10:01 PM CT-Murphy had two doubles among his three hits in Monday's 8-1 win over the Mets.
Analysis: Murphy has hit safely in all 10 games this month, batting .421 with six doubles. He has also notched at least one hit in all 17 games against the Mets this season. That ties the record for the longest hit streak against the Mets in one season (Rennie Stennett in 1974, Luis Castillo in 2002 and Dee Gordon in 2015).
|Sep. 9 8:43 AM PT9:43 AM MT10:43 AM CT11:43 AM ET11:43 ET15:43 GMT23:43 8:43 AM MST10:43 AM EST11:13 AM VEN19:43 UAE10:43 AM CT-Murphy doubled and drove in the Nationals' only run with a sacrifice fly in Thursday's loss to the Phillies.
Analysis: Murphy matched a career high with his 40th double of the season, becoming the first second baseman in Nationals history (2005-present) to post a 40-double season. He's batting .425 with 15 RBIs in his last 10 home games. Washington has six games left on a 10-game homestand.
|Sep. 8 10:18 PM PT11:18 PM MT12:18 AM CT1:18 AM ET1:18 ET5:18 GMT13:18 10:18 PM MST12:18 AM EST12:48 AM VEN9:18 UAE12:18 AM CT-Murphy recorded his second straight 3-hit game and drove in a pair of runs in Wednesday's win over Atlanta.
Analysis: Though it took nine games for Murphy to register his first career 100-RBI season after getting Nos. 97 and 98 on Aug. 26, he's consistently kept his average in the .340s. The second baseman has done plenty of damage against Atlanta this season, batting .426 with four homers and 12 RBIs in 13 games.
|Sep. 7 7:01 AM PT8:01 AM MT9:01 AM CT10:01 AM ET10:01 ET14:01 GMT22:01 7:01 AM MST9:01 AM EST9:31 AM VEN18:01 UAE9:01 AM CT-Murphy continued his push toward a batting title and NL MVP by going 3 for 4 in Tuesday's 9-7 win over the Braves.
Analysis: Murphy is batting .343 with 25 home runs and 98 RBIs. He's trailing only Colorado's DJ LeMahieu in the batting race.
|Sep. 3 9:37 PM PT10:37 PM MT11:37 PM CT12:37 AM ET0:37 ET4:37 GMT12:37 9:37 PM MST11:37 PM EST12:07 AM VEN8:37 UAE11:37 PM CT-Murphy singled Friday, and has hit in all 14 games against the Mets this season.
Analysis: In those 14 games against his former team, Murphy is batting .418 with seven homers and 21 RBIs.
|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.