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Daniel Murphy Won’t Stop Beating Mets

All right, Daniel Murphy, we get it — the Mets made a mistake in letting you go. Can you please let up now? Once again, Murphy destroyed Mets pitching as the Nationals beat the Mets Saturday night.

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Jose Reyes scores Mets only run in loss Saturday. (Photo courtesy Twitter/@Mets)

The Mets jumped out to an early lead; Jose Reyes scoring in the first inning on a Neil Walker sacrifice fly. They failed to score more, even though they had runners on first and third with one out.

The Nationals tied the score in the second, and took the lead in the third on a Ben Revere triple. Then the Murphy Show began. He drove in Revere with a single to make it 3-1. He doubled home a run in the fifth. And then in the seventh, he deposited a ball over the wall in right to give the Nationals a 6-1 lead. Murphy now has six homers in 12 games against the Mets this season.

Logan Verrett, auditioning for Matt Harvey’s slot, went 6.2 innings, allowing five runs on four hits. He also walked five batters and struck out three.

The Mets offense, featuring Walker hitting third and James Loney cleanup, was stymied by Max Scherzer. The Mets could manage just three hits off of him over seven innings, striking out nine times.

Mets lose 6-1. Damn that Daniel Murphy!

2 thoughts on “Daniel Murphy Won’t Stop Beating Mets

  • David Dylan

    been saying for years the Mets should have moved wright and his suspect, now confirmed bad back to LF and let murphy play 3b. without having to dive every few innings DW might have lasted a little longer. murphy played 3b in the minors and while no gold glover he would continue to hit and avoid the DL. he only hit the DL while playing out of position per the teams request. he was the teams most consistent hitter for three of the last four years. long’s focus mantra added the power dimension that was visible last year. so the guy who was in the middle of so many of those rallies last year is now hitting almost 350 with 15 hrs and 60 rbi’s at the AS break… This would make him a top( 3-4) 2b’man in the NL for offensive production…. He was hoping to stay with the team for $12m a year and we couldn’t do it ??? Had to keep 3b open for Danny Munos ?

  • MetFan4Life

    I agree, Dave. I know hindsight is 20/20 but I had been a Murph advocate all along. Moving Chipper Jones to LF prolonged his career, why wouldn’t have worked for Wright, as well.

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