Tonight in Game 5 of the NLDS, New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy has been a one-man wrecking crew offensively for his club.
By Robby Sabo
It’s been a longstanding understanding that only the special MLB player performs in October. Sure, many big league hitters can hit average to below-average hitting during the long 162 of the regular season, but it takes the guy with the eagle eye to hit the best, when it counts most.
The entire world is quickly finding out that New York Mets second-baseman Daniel Murphy is one of these rare, special guys.
On a night the Mets needed starter Jacob deGrom to come in and dominate, he’s simply just not had his stuff. He’s battled and gutted his way into the sixth-inning of Game 5 of the NLDS.
Offensively, Murphy has literally been the entire offense. He’s currently 3-for-3 with 2 R and 2 RBI. He pulled off an incredible heads-up play in the top of the 4th inning by taking an extra base after a walk, leading to the eventual game-tying run.
— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) October 16, 2015
But then, in dramatic fashion, he hit a solo shot off Zack Greinke to give New York a 3-2 lead:
The Mets currently have four hits on the night. Murphy, the guy who has ice-water running through his veins, has three of those hits.
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— MLB (@MLB) October 16, 2015