Daniel Murphy was a one-man offensive machine for the Mets in NLDS Game 5
Facing off against Zack Greinke -- half-man/half-pitching robot sent here to destroy all batters who dare to face him -- the Mets needed a few players to step up in a big way. They needed to string together a few hits here and there in hopes of scoring a run or two for starter Jacob deGrom. It would need to be a team effort.
Or, you know, Daniel Murphy could just do everything.
The Mets second baseman, who's now hitting .421 against Greinke in 19 at-bats, provided all of the offense in the Mets' 3-2 NLDS-clinching win over the Dodgers on Thursday night.
In the first inning, he doubled home Curtis Granderson to give New York an early 1-0 lead -- making it to third on an error:
In the fourth inning, he singled, went first to third on a walk and then scored on a Travis d'Arnaud sacrifice fly. Yes, first to third ... on a walk:
And then, with the score tied 2-2 in the sixth, Murphy offered up his most damaging blow off Greinke -- a solo home run and a see-ya-later bat drop:
Murphy and the Mets will host the Cubs in Game 1 of the NLCS this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on TBS.
That calls for a Yowsers, right, Murph? Yeah probably.