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