Category Archives: Murphy

7th 18-gamer: Up and Down, but Reason for Hope

For previous 18-gamers, click here. After the Nats’ third straight loss to the O’s on Wednesday night, if you asked just about any fan about how the last 18 games have gone, the answer would likely have been “not very … Continue reading

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6th 18-gamer: With Just 54 Games to Go, Things are Still Looking Up

For previous 18-gamers, click here. The last 18-game set conveniently concluded at the All Star break. As the baseball world’s attention turned to the mid-summer classic in San Diego, the Nats were 18 games over .500 and six games ahead … Continue reading

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Fifth 18-gamer: A breakout for the Nats?

Fortuitously for your faithful contributor who needed a little more time to pull together a post, the Nats 90th game of the season was last Sunday, with five days before the next game.  So this 5th 18-gamer of the year … Continue reading

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Nats sweep the Mets and Murphy and Scherzer were a 2-man show tonight!: Postgame

The Nats now have a 4 game winning streak and lead the Mets by 6 games in the NL East standings. Daniel Murphy had 3 RBIs from 2 HRs tonight and has now tied his career high in home runs. … Continue reading

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It’s time for the third 18-gamer so we’re a third through the season

When we left the Nats after game 36, they were 23-13, having followed a scorching 14-4 start by going 9-9 in their next 18 games. But .500 didn’t look too bad considering the tough opposition they faced (Cardinals, Royals, Cubs, … Continue reading

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The transformation of Daniel Murphy started with confidence and a Long discussion

When Kevin Long got fired by the New York Yankees after the 2014 season, it didn’t take long for the Mets to scoop him up. Curtis Granderson was one of Long’s staunchest supporters from their Yankees days, and Grandy helped … Continue reading

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The Second 18 — 9-9 is OK

Sure would be nice if we could just forget the last two games of the Marlins series, wouldn’t it? Well, since the second 18 games of the season ended with the front end of Saturday’s doubleheader, let’s do that. For … Continue reading

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Another Perspective on When to Call Trea Turner Up

In his chat on Monday, Thomas Boswell was asked about Espinosa’s performance vis-a-vis when Trea Turner would be called up. His response (quoted below) is thought provoking:

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Daniel “Hits” Murphy is ‘en fuego’ and a WAR machine

His given name is Daniel Thomas Murphy, and he likes to be called Daniel, not Danny, Dan or Danny Boy. Murphy was born on April Fool’s day, and the funny thing is the joke is on those fools who doubted … Continue reading

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#Nats clinch a at least a 5 win road trip in the 10 game AL/NL Central trip: Postgame

The Nats set out on this road trip with high expectations against the top teams in the Majors when you consider that the Cardinals had a winning record before the Nats arrived in St. Louis and the Nats swept them … Continue reading

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