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Daniel Murphy Had An Incredible Month of May, Batting .416 With 7 HR, And A Nats Record 47 Hits

Daniel Murphy had a decent first month with the Nats in April- hit .370, had 11 RBI, and hit a couple HRs. Not too bad for the Nats offseason free agent acquisition. But in the month of May, he was unreal. He tied the Nats/Expos record for hits in May with 47 and broke the month batting average record by hitting .416. Of the 30 games in May, he played in 29 and had a hit in 26 of them. 15 of those 26 were multi-hit games. It’s early yet, but so far he was has given the Nats everything and more than they could have imagined after giving his a 3 year, 37.5 million dollar contract in the offseason. He gets a bad rap for his fielding, but only has 5 errors in 50 games, good for a .976 fielding %. Definitely could be worse considering his reputation.

If you would have told me in April that on June 1st Daniel Murphy would be hitting .397 with 9 homers, I would have smacked you in the face and called your mother a whore. With Bryce Harper recording his worst ever month at the dish (31 walks will do that to you), thank goodness for hitting machine Daniel Murphy. Between him and the top notch starting pitching, the Nats enter June 11 games over .500 and are looking for the sweep against the Phillies tonight.