Thu Sep 28
|W 5 - 4||PIT|
Fri Sep 29
|W 6 - 1||PIT|
Sat Sep 30
|L 1 - 4||PIT|
Sun Oct 1
|L 8 - 11||PIT|
Fri Oct 6
|L 0 - 3||CHC|
Sat Oct 7
|W 6 - 3||CHC|
Mon Oct 9
|L 1 - 2||@CHC|
Tue Oct 10
Wed Oct 11
|W 5 - 0||@CHC|
Thu Oct 12
|L 8 - 9||CHC|
Murphy underwent successful knee surgery to repair the articular cartilage in his right knee, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.
The Nationals stated that Murphy will begin rehab immediately, but the only sort of timetable mentioned was that the rehab "will progress throughout the offseason." Regarding the surgery, Dr. Timothy Kremcheck performed the procedure, which entailed debridement and microfracture of the knee. There will likely be updates on Murphy's status as the offseason moves along.
Kelley (elbow) said he expects to be healthy for the start of the 2018 season, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
Kelley's season prematurely ended in September after it was revealed that bone chips in his right elbow were causing inflammation. The good news is he seems to have avoided any structural damage, and it doesn't look like he'll require surgery at this point. Kelley opted for a stem cell injection instead, and he'll now wait for the inflammation to subside before hopefully picking up his offseason routine in time to get ready for the start of next season. He was limited to just 26 innings in 2017 due to injuries, compiling an unsightly 7.27 ERA and 1.54 WHIP during that span.
Gonzalez will start Game 5 of the NLDS against the Cubs on Thursday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.
Manager Dusty Baker will go with Gonzalez over Tanner Roark to start the decisive Game 5. Roark's experience out of the bullpen likely played into the decision, as he's expected to be available in relief Thursday. Gonzalez allowed three runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six batters through five innings in his first start of the postseason against Chicago.
Scherzer will be available out of the bullpen if he's needed for Game 4 of the NLDS on Wednesday, Paul Sullivan of The Chicago Tribune reports.
Since Scherzer won't be able to make another start after toeing the rubber during Game 3 against the Cubs on Monday, he will be active in a relief role for the remainder of the series according to general manager Mike Rizzo, with "all hands on deck" as the team faces elimination. During Monday's outing, Scherzer allowed just one earned run on one hit and three walks while striking out seven in 6.1 innings.
Roark will not take the hill for Game 4 of the NLDS against Chicago on Wednesday, as manager Dusty Baker elected to go with Stephen Strasburg for the contest, Jesse Rogers of ESPNChicago/com reports.
Although Strasburg was initially slated for Game 5 while batting an illness, Baker decided to give him the ball for Game 4 following Tuesday's postponed affair. This likely leaves Roark available out of the bullpen if needed, especially if Strasburg is still feeling relatively under the weather. On the flip side, Roark could start Thursday's Game 5, if it's needed, but it seems more likely that Baker would turn to Gio Gonzalez for the decisive tilt.
|2017 Team Leaders|
|AVG||Daniel Murphy , 2B||.322|
|HR||Ryan Zimmerman , 1B||36|
|RBI||Ryan Zimmerman , 1B||108|
|OBP||Anthony Rendon , 3B||.403|
|SLG||Ryan Zimmerman , 1B||.573|
|R||Bryce Harper , RF||95|
|SB||Trea Turner , SS||46|
|W||Max Scherzer , SP||16|
|ERA||Max Scherzer , SP||2.51|
|WHIP||Max Scherzer , SP||0.90|
|K||Max Scherzer , SP||268|
|SV||Brandon Kintzler , RP||29|
|Full Team Statistics|