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Daniel Murphy Homers in His Fifth Straight Postseason Game (Video)
How do you know if your favorite baseball squadron is one of those Teams of Destiny you sometimes read about? Well, if a guy who’s never hit more than 14 home runs in a single season hits home runs in five straight postseason games, that’s a pretty good indicator.
On Tuesday night in Chicago, Mets infielder Daniel Murphy went yard in his fifth straight game. He is now hitting .364/.382/.939 in the postseason, and the Mets now lead the Cubs 3-0.
Take a look:
Now, I wouldn’t describe Daniel Murphy as a “light-hitting” infielder. The guy hit 14 home runs in the regular season, and he hit 13 in 2013. Plus his career slash numbers are .288/.331/.424, which is very respectable. But Murphy hasn’t just been respectable in the postseason. With a postseason OPS of 1.321, he’s been Ruthian.
So, sorry Cubs fans. I know beating those damn Cardinals in the postseason seemed like a sign that the Curse of the Billy Goat might finally be over. But judging from this deluge of Daniel Murphy homers, the baseball gods clearly have something else in mind this year. Your World Series drought is probably going to last at least one more year.