Murphy is not in the lineup Sunday against the Mariners.
Murphy started the first two games of the series against lefties and went 5-for-9 with a home run and five RBI, but he'll receive a breather in the series finale with lefty Justus Sheffield pitching for Seattle. Ryan McMahon will move to first base Sunday while Garrett Hampson starts at the keystone.
Murphy went 3-for-5 with an RBI in Saturday's win over the Mariners.
Murphy posted his fourth multi-hit performance of the campaign, and second in as many games. The slugging first baseman is seeing the ball well of late, hitting safely in seven of his last eight games and racking up three homers with 10 RBI in that stretch.
Murphy went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two more RBI during Friday's win against Seattle.
Murphy swatted at the first pitch he saw from Yohan Ramirez in the eighth inning and claimed his second long ball in as many games via a two-run shot. He also looped a two-run single in the sixth. The 35-year-old now has three homers on the season with 10 RBI and five runs scored.
Murphy went 1-for-1 with a two-run home run Thursday against the Giants.
Murphy entered the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning and took Rico Garcia yard. It was his second home run of the season. After starting the campaign by collecting just four hits in 18 at-bats, Murphy has gone 7-for-16 in his last five contests. For the season, he is hitting .324/.378/.559 across 38 plate appearances.
Murphy is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Giants, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Rockies manager Bud Black will withhold three of his lefty-hitting regulars (Murphy, Sam Hilliard and Tony Wolters) from the starting nine with a southpaw (Tyler Anderson) on the bump for the Giants. Ryan McMahon will shift over from the keystone to cover first base in place of Murphy.
Murphy went 4-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored Sunday against the Padres.
Murphy collected his second multi-hit game of the season, with his biggest contribution coming on a solo home run in the second frame. He followed up his first long ball of the season with an RBI single in the seventh inning to put the Rockies up 9-1. After his big day at the dish, Murphy has reached base 11 times in his first 25 plate appearances.
Murphy isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres.
After reaching base twice in Friday's loss, Murphy will get a breather Saturday. Ryan McMahon will shift to first base with Chris Owings taking over as the second baseman, batting eighth.
Murphy has looked improved defensively at first base during spring and summer training and is expected to be the primary starter there in 2020, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
The implementation of the universal designated hitter for the shortened season should be a benefit for the 35-year-old, but manager Bud Black indicated the team's best lineup is with Murphy in the field. Still, the veteran slugger will see some time as the DH this season to help keep him fresh, especially with the limited off days. Starting second baseman Ryan McMahon likely will slide over to first base in those instances, while Garrett Hampson, Brendan Rodgers and Chris Owings split time at the keystone.
Murphy had a .292/.370/.333 slash line with one double through nine Cactus League games before spring training was suspended.
The 34-year-old had an underwhelming .279/.328/.452 slash line with 13 home runs in 132 games during his first season with Colorado in 2019. Murphy is poised to again start at first base for the Rockies once play resumes this season.
Murphy is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.
Even with the Rockies opposing a right-handed starting pitcher (Adrian Houser) in the series finale, the lefty-hitting Murphy will take a seat as manager Bud Black looks to evaluate younger options. Unless he's used off the bench, Murphy will wrap up his first campaign in Colorado with a .279 average, 13 home runs, 78 RBI, 56 runs and a stolen base across 131 games.
Murphy is not starting Saturday against the Brewers.
Murphy started Friday for the first time in a week but will head right back to the bench for Saturday's contest. Josh Fuentes starts at first base in his absence.
Murphy is not in the lineup Thursday against the Giants.
Murphy sits for a fifth straight game as the Rockies continue to turn to younger options at first base. Ryan McMahon is starting in his place Thursday, with Garrett Hampson covering the keystone and Yonathan Daza manning center field.
Murphy is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Giants.
Murphy will stick on the bench for a fourth straight game as the Rockies continue to give looks to other players down the stretch. Josh Fuentes is once again starting at first base in place of Murphy on Wednesday.
Murphy remains on the bench Tuesday against the Giants.
Murphy sits for the third straight game, with the Rockies seemingly preferring younger options in what has become a lost season. Josh Fuentes again starts at first base in his absence.
Murphy is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.
Murphy will be riding pine for the third time in four games with the Rockies opposing another left-handed staring pitcher (Hyun-Jin Ryu). Josh Fuentes gets the nod at first base in Murphy's stead.
Murphy is out of the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers.
Murphy has now hit the bench twice in the team's past three games. He's also been in a bit of a funk at the dish, collecting just one hit in his last 15 at-bats. Josh Fuentes will draw the start at first base and bat seventh in his place.
Murphy is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Mets, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Murphy hits the bench even with righty Noah Syndergaard on the mound for the Mets. Ryan McMahon slides to first base in his absence, with Garrett Hampson starting at second.
Murphy is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres.
Murphy went 6-for-9 with two doubles, two runs scored and four RBI through the first two games of the series, but he'll take a breather Sunday. Josh Fuentes will start at first base in his place for the series finale.
Murphy went 4-for-5 with four RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 11-10 win over the Padres.
Murphy supplied an RBI double in the fifth inning and added a trio of RBI singles in the second, third and seventh. Murphy also scored his lone run of the night on a Nolan Arenado two-run double in the third, capping the six-run inning. The 34-year-old has heated up a bit by going 8-for-21 with two doubles and four RBI in his last six games. For the year, Murphy owns a .286/.337/.470 line with 13 homers, 77 RBI and 53 runs scored.
Murphy is not in Thursday's lineup against the Cardinals.
He is 6-for-26 (.231) with one home run in nine games this month. Josh Fuentes starts at first base and will bat seventh.
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