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In his first game in the Washington Nationals uniform, former New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy hit a home run.
Ah, Daniel Murphy the G.O.A.T. (not to be confused with Murphy the goat) was back at it again with the home runs.
Washington Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy sent a towering fly ball over the wall in center, giving his team a temporary 2-1 lead, and somehow continuing his feat of strength from last year’s playoffs.
Click here for video of the Murphy home run.
How’s that for a slap in the face?
He had 14 bombs in 130 regular season games last year. Now, he has eight in his past 15 games.
Clearly, someone forgot to tell Murphy that 2015 ended months ago.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, Daniel Murphy was a New York Met infielder committing win-costing errors and timely postseason homers.
Actually, it was just six months ago when Murphy was leading the Metropolitans to a National League pennant and World Series birth.
On the way, he mashed seven home runs, four against the Cubs in an NLCS sweep, and set an MLB record by recording a dinger in six straight games.
It was a remarkable run; a run that no one thought could be replicated.
That is, until today.
Still, this is how Mets fans will forever remember him: