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Another Day, Another Multi-Hit Game For Murphy
Whenever i live tweet a game here on District On Deck, I like to use the tweet that says another day, another multi-hit game for Daniel Murphy. That tweet still applied for Murphy last night as he was the only Washington Nationals player to have a multi-hit game last night. He went 2-for-4, which included getting his second home run of the series.
In the top of the sixth, Murphy took a 1-2 two-seam fastball from Nola over the wall in right field to give the Nats a 2-1 lead. While Murphy didn’t quite get to .400 for his batting average, he still is hitting a league best .397. But, as Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports tweeted last night, that may not been his best stat:
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Murphy heads into June with a ten-game hitting streak and he shows no signs of slowing down. However, if you look at his career splits, Murphy has a .277 batting average in June, which is the lowest he has in any month. But, that number is lower because of the five games he played in June last year.
His second hit of the night came in the eighth inning when his infield single gave him his 47th hit of the month, which tied the all-time Expos record for most hits in a month. Plus, he is now 9-for-20 (.450) at Citizens Bank Park this season with two home runs and five RBI’s.
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One other stat that stands out about Murphy this season is his productivity with two outs. In those situations, he is hitting .457 with six home runs, 18 RBI’s, and has a .465 on-base percentage. His 18 RBI’s are fourth in the NL and one behind Bryce Harper for the team lead. Harper also is ahead of Harper in on-base percentage (.467).