The postseason thus far has been more than memorable for the World Series bound New York Mets. Outstanding pitching, clutch wins and victory celebrations have provided certain energy to the team and fans of the Amazins that has not been seen in almost a decade. Amongst their great run and probably the reason why all this is happening is their second baseman Daniel Murphy.
Daniel Murphy has almost single handily won the first two rounds of the playoffs for the Mets and not because the team is playing bad in anyway. The Mets starting staff is doing incredible and the bullpen has held it together so far, however Daniel Murphy is playing on another level and has been the key source of offense.
Murphy has scored more than 25 percent of New York's home runs so far against the Dodgers and Cubs. In nine playoff games he has seven home runs. He has already tied the record for most home runs in a single postseason and still has the World Series and a minimum of four games to top that record. He is putting up the best number of his career at exactly the right time. He was rightfully named the National League championship Series most valuable player after hitting a homer in all four games.
"I can't explain it. It's such a blessing to contribute to what we've been able to do," Murphy said. He has always been a solid contact hitter in the lineup and reliable second basemen in a thin offensive market. However these past two series he is hitting with power, power that has been winning important games for the Mets on the world's biggest stage.
Terry Collins is certainly impressed as well stating "I've watched a lot of baseball over the years. I don't think I've seen anybody put on this kind of a show on this stage like he has so far. I mean, even the guys in the dugout, they're baseball guys too, and they're saying the same thing." Granderson jokingly added "I'll get a chance to tell people I played with Babe Ruth,"
30-year-old Murphy had averaged about 9 home runs in 480 at bats preseason. This postseason he has seven total in just 38 games. He set the record for most consecutive postseason games with a home run at 6 and most postseason homeruns by a second baseman beating Chase Utley who had 6 in 2009. He will get the chance to break the record for most postseason homeruns overall when the Mets play the winner of the Royals and Blue Jays ALCS match up