Daniel Murphy has now homered off three Cy Young candidates, is an American folk hero
Gather 'round, everyone, it's time for a story. Surely you've heard that Paul Bunyan's footsteps created Minnesota's 10,000 lakes and that Pecos Bill once lassoed a twister.
But have you heard the tale of Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy? Extremely aggressive bagpipes played whenever he walked into the batter's box and pitchers quailed at the sound. They say the mound itself trembled when it saw him coming.
No, he didn't create any bodies of water. No, he didn't manage to subdue any weather phenomena. He just homered off of Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Clayton Kershaw again and, during Sunday's NLCS Game 2, Jake Arrieta:
Yes, this is the story of Daniel Murphy, the Cy Young candidate destroyer. Here is what the legend says:
- He's hit five postseason home runs in total, tying him with Mike Piazza for most in franchise history.
- Just hearing his voice makes your hair grow faster.
- All of his October long balls created the constellation Cassiopeia:
- He's one of only eight MLB players to homer in four consecutive postseason games. Only Carlos Beltran has homered in five in a row (in 2004 with the Astros).
- He's probably possessed by the spirit of a vengeful goat, who perhaps intends to make him the Mets' postseason G.O.A.T.
- He gave us the perfect reaction GIF for that joke:
Seriously, it was a good joke, don't disagree with Murphy. Otherwise he'll hit a home run off you.
After their 4-1 victory, the Mets are up 2-0 in the NLCS. Watch Game 3 on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on TBS.