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Nats throw in towel, trade Murphy to Cubs, Adams to Cards

WASHINGTON (AP) Essentially throwing in the towel on a disappointing season, the Washington Nationals traded second baseman Daniel Murphy to the Chicago Cubs and first baseman Matt Adams to the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.

Despite a roster that boasts such stars as Max Scherzer and Bryce Harper, Washington went into a three-game series at home against Philadelphia with a losing record of 62-63, 7+ games behind the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves.

General manager Mike Rizzo and the team owners gambled at the July trade deadline, standing pat and expressing faith in the roster as constituted. The Nationals trounced the New York Mets 25-4 that night, but are 9-10 since, including a 2-5 road trip through Chicago and St. Louis that featured a 4-3 loss at Wrigley Field on a two-out, walk-off grand slam.

AVG: J. Martínez.309
HR: M. Carpenter34
RBI: J. Martínez71
SB: H. Bader12
W: M. Mikolas13
ERA: M. Mikolas2.80
Saves: B. Norris25
K: J. Flaherty134
NL Central
Chi Cubs 7152.577-
Milwaukee 7057.5513
St. Louis 6957.5483.5
Pittsburgh 6363.5009.5
Cincinnati 5570.44017
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .250 (13)
Runs: 574 (12)
Hits: 1074 (10)
Home Runs: 161 (9)
Stolen Bases: 49 (25)
OBP: .322 (12)
SLG: .411 (16)
Total Bases: 1762 (14)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.71 (5)
Runs Allowed: 516 (11)
Saves: 33 (13)
Strikeouts: 1022 (19)
OpBA: .241 (11)
OBP: .318 (14)
SLG: .368 (2)
Run Support: 4.56 (13)
Date Player Transactions
8/21 M. Adams Traded Washington (for cash considerations)
8/20 P. Wisdom Sent to Minors
8/18 J. Brebbia Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
8/18 Y. Muñoz Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
8/18 M. Wacha Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
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Date Player Status
8/18 J. Martínez Right hip tightness (day-to-day)
8/18 K. Wong Right elbow contusion (day-to-day)
8/12 L. Weaver Cut on right index finger (day-to-day)
8/11 Y. Muñoz Sprained right wrist (on 10-day DL)
8/6 J. Brebbia Right forearm tightness (on 10-day DL)
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