New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy set an MLB postseason record in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs. Murphy was named MVP of the NLCS after homering in a record-breaking sixth straight playoff game during the Mets’ series-sweeping victory over the Chicago Cubs. Daniel Murphy is the first to achieve this feat in the Mets franchise history.
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The 30-year-old star hit a home run in back-to-back games just once in his career prior to this year’s playoffs.
“I don’t know, I wish I could explain it,” Murphy said of his improbable streak during the MVP trophy presentation. “The coolest thing about this award is that we’re going to the World Series as a ball club. Everyone should get a piece of this.”
It was recently reported that the Mets do not intend on bringing Murphy back after he hits free agency this winter. Perhaps the Mets will change their mind as they watch Daniel Murphy thriving during these playoffs. Regardless, his playoff run promises to secure him a big contract during the offseason.