Murphy is out of the lineup Monday against the Phillies. With the Nationals just about locked into finishing with the second-best record in the National League, manager Dusty Baker will give Murphy and fellow infield mainstay Anthony Rendon days off in preparation for the postseason. Adrian Sanchez will fill in for Murphy at the keystone, while Wilmer Difo replaces Rendon at third base.
Murphy is out of the lineup Friday against the Mets, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports. Manager Dusty Baker decided to give most of the regulars the day off Friday, so Murphy will hit the bench in favor of Howie Kendrick at the keystone. Since the beginning of September, Murphy is hitting .294/.379/.471 with a pair of home runs and five RBI in 14 contests.
Murphy (hamstring) is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Braves, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports. Manager Dusty Baker had deemed Murphy ready to return following Tuesday's game, and Murphy's inclusion in the lineup provided final confirmation as to his status. He will face right-hander Lucas Sims for the first time as he looks build upon his stellar .318/.400/.500 line for the month of September.
Murphy (hamstring) is in the lineup Wednesday against the Braves, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports. Murphy was scratched from Tuesday's starting lineup with left hamstring tightness, but is back in the fold for Wednesday's affair and batting in the third spot of the order. Over the course of the month, Murphy is hitting .318/.400/.500 with two home runs and four RBI.
Manager Dusty Baker announced Tuesday that Murphy (hamstring) will likely be back in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Braves, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports. Murphy's hamstring tightened up during pregame warmups Tuesday, so Dusty Baker decided to withhold his star second baseman from the lineup. After a night of rest, the manager is confident that the 32-year-old will be ready to re-enter the lineup Wednesday.
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