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Nationals Daniel Murphy With 19-Game Hit Streak Against Old Mates

Photo: Anthony J. Causi

Photo: Anthony J. Causi

This has to be the most dominant performance of any ball player against their old team, as Washington Nationals Daniel Murphy singled on Wednesday to extend his 19-game hitting streak against his former team the New York Mets.

In the 2015 postseason, Murphy turned it up a notch and became a hero leading the Mets to the World Series literally with his bat, as he homered in six straight games (seven overall) helping the team defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs.

In the off-season the Mets refused to offer Murphy a multi-year deal, prompting him to move on and sign a three-year contract with the Washington Nationals. And all he has done this season is lead the NL in batting average (.348), SLG (.598), and doubles (45). He is also second in hits (181) and RBI’s (102) and fourth in OBP (.393). Truly a year the Mets front office never expected.

What is most impressive is his hitting streak against his old squad as it reached 19 straight games this season on Wednesday. Mets are surely happy that they will not see Murphy and the Nats for the rest of the year, unless the two teams meet in the postseason.  But after what Murphy did in 2015, that meeting may not be one that favors the Mets this time around.

Breaking Down The Streak

May 17, 20161 for 3Mets 2, Nats 0
May 18, 20161 for 42 RBIsNats 7, Mets 1
May 19, 20162 for 42 R, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, BBNats 9, Mets 1
May 23, 20162 for 4Mets 7, Nats 1
May 24, 20162 for 4R, HR, 2 RBINats 7, Mets 4
May 25, 20162 for 4Mets 2, Nats 0
June 27, 20162 for 5R, 2 RBIsNats 11, Mets 4
June 28, 20161 for 3R, BBNats 5, Mets 0
June 29, 20162 for 42 R, 2 HR, 3 RBINats 4, Mets 2
July 7, 20162 for 52 R, HR, 3 RBIMets 9, Nats 7
July 8, 20161 for 42B, RBINats 3, Mets 1
July 9, 20163 for 4R, 2B, HR, 4 RBIs, BBNats 6, Mets 1
July 10, 20161 for 4R, HR, 2 RBINats 3, Mets 2
September 2, 20161 for 3R, BBNats 4, Mets 1
September 3, 20161 for 4Mets 3, Nats 1
September 4, 20161 for 4Mets 5, Nats 1
September 12, 20163 for 5R, (2) 2BNats 8, Mets 1
September 13, 20162 for 5R, 2BMets 4, Nats 3
September 14, 20161 for 2BBNats 1, Mets 0
TOTALS31 for 75 (.413)14 R, (6) 2B, 7 HR, 21 RBIs, 5 BBNats 12, Mets 7

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also coaches baseball for ages 13-15, a Babe Ruth League team in his local community. David's passion is coaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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