Daniel Murphy went 1 for 4 with a home run and a walk in last night’s extra-innings win over the Cincinnati Reds, leaving him with a .344/.399/.581 line, 21 doubles, 13 HRs, 23 walks and 30 Ks in 67 games and 296 plate appearances on the season. Murphy hit a 1-1 fastball from Reds’ reliever Michael Lorenzen out to right field in the sixth. Murphy’s 13 home runs are one short of his season-high from his time with the Mets when he hit 14 in 538 PAs in 2015. He hit 13 in 697 PAs in 2013, and 12 in 556 back in 2009. Last season, of course, he set a career-high with 25 in 531 PAs, and he’s on his way to matching that mark. Dusty Baker was asked after the Nationals’ come-from-behind, 6-5 win over the
Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 24, 33 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond on July 27. Timeline The Redskins last played a game 174 days ago; they will open the 2017 season against the Eagles in FedEx Field in 78 days. Days until: —Franchise tag contract deadline (7/17) 23 —Preseason opener @ Ravens (8/10) 47 —Roster cut to 53 (9/2) 70 The Redskins week that was Pressure Points: Focus is on Jay Gruden like never before—So you lost two coordinators and your top two wide receivers? Well, the Redskins gave him a two-year contract extension because they think he can deal with problems like those. Gruden will be cut zero slack. Post-minicamp 53-man
A friend and teammate, Danny Valencia, was in his ear. It was time to change. Another, friend and brother-in-law Manny Machado, urged the same. They believed he could be better, too.