He’s one of many Washington players who are struggling at the plate.

“I was extremely excited Game 2 of the NLDS when Bryce hit that homer and Zimm hit his homer,” Murphy said. “I lost my voice. I feel good, though, physically. Thanks for asking.”

After finishing second in the NL with a .322 average during the regular season, Murphy is hitting .091 in the playoffs (1-for-11).

In three games against Chicago, the Nationals are hitting .121 as a team. Outside of their five-run outburst in the eighth inning of Game 2, they’ve scored just two runs in the other 25 innings.

If they lose this series, it would be the fourth time in as many tries since moving to Washington that the Nationals have been eliminated in the NLDS after coming in as the higher seed.

President Donald Trump has called on NFL owners since last month to fire players who do not stand for the anthem, saying their protest “disrespects the flag” and the country. On Sunday, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he would bench any player who knelt.

“It’s sad that it’s come to this point,” said Eagles safety Rodney McLeod, who has raised a fist alongside Jenkins in recent weeks during the playing of the anthem. “Maybe they can figure out some way to talk to different leaders around the teams, Malcolm, [Seahawks receiver Doug] Baldwin and guys like that, sit down possibly with the president and express the reasons for their Cheap Throwback NBA Jerseys concerns and why they’re trying to [have others] take notice of something that they Cheap Vikings Jerseys strongly believe in and something that is unfortunately happening in today’s society.

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