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
Down to the Indians 4-3, the Nationals had the bases loaded and only one out. Instead, he threw to third, making Logan look like a fool, and catching him five feet off the bag to record the game-ending double play. The call, which essentially consists of Slowes screaming and questioning what could have possibly gone through Logans mind (What was Nook Logan thinking?
Nationals/MLB | Perspective In Drew Storen’s mind, when he headed out Friday evening to the bullpen beyond right field — no, excuse me left field — at Nationals Park, he brought with him only his cap and his glove. He did not have the ignominy of Pete Kozma in his back pocket, nor the second-guessing about Buster Posey up his sleeve, nor the rerun of Yoenis Cespedes’s line drives rolling as he studied video. We can wish he carries all that with him, and some of us do. To survive in his chosen profession, he can’t. Storen’s last pitch for the Washington Nationals came Sept. 9, 2015. A player who once represented part of the core here — part of division winners in 2012 and 2014 — is with his third