Murphy went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and a strikeout in Wednesday's loss to the Cardinals The homer came with the game pretty much wrapped up, as Washington faced a four-run deficit in the ninth inning, but it was still enough to extend an eight-game hitting streak. The 33-year-old is hitting a scorching .365 over 52 at-bats since the start of August, though he has just six home runs and 29 RBI on the year across 52 games.
Murphy went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in Saturday's 9-4 win against the Cubs. Murphy has back-to-back three-hit games and three straight multi-hit games as he has found his groove over the past couple weeks. The 32-year-old is hitting .375 with four home runs and 14 RBI since the All-Star break.
Murphy went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Friday's loss to the Cubs. Murphy has gone 24-for-68 since the All-Star break, good for a .353 batting average. He still has just four homers on the season through 47 games, though three of those have come since the break.
Murphy went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Braves. Murphy notched his eighth double of the season in the sixth inning, plating Anthony Rendon and extending the lead to three. After hitting .322 with 23 homers and 93 RBI in 2017, Murphy has struggled to remain in the starting lineup due to injuries, as he's appeared in just 46 games this season. The 33-year-old second baseman is slashing .285/.333/.417 with four home runs and 24 RBI in 2018.
Murphy will not start Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds. Murphy has picked up major steam at the plate recently, collecting at least one hit in 12 of his last 14 games. Following a 2-for-4 showing in Game 1 of the doubleheader, the veteran will hand over second base to Wilmer Difo for the nightcap.
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