Daniel Murphy Hits Another Homer, Mets Win NLCS (Video)
After beating the Chicago Cubs by a score of 8-3 on Wednesday night, sweeping their NLCS foes 4-0 in the process, the New York Mets will now have to wait until Tuesday to play their next game—the first of the World Series.
That’s probably a good thing for whoever emerges victorious from the ALCS, because it could end up being just enough time to allow Daniel Murphy to cool down. The dude has been en feugo. We’re talking record-breaking hotness here.
During Game 4 last night, Murphy hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to put the Mets up 8-1. It marked the first time ever in MLB postseason history that a player has gone deep in six straight games, breaking Carlos Beltran‘s previous mark of five straight games.
It wasn’t just the long-ball that was going for Murphy either. He also had a double and two singles on the evening, and was a runaway winner for NLCS MVP honors.
Here’s a look at his Game 4 homer off Cubs reliever Fernando Rodney:
That homer was Murphy’s seventh of the postseason, giving him the MLB record for most playoff home runs by a second baseman. He has now hit safely in all nine postseason games and he has at least one RBI in eight of them (and seven straight). And he may not be done just yet.