MLB: Daniel Murphy named NLCS Most Valuable Player


“Murphy’s Law” — put on a show, sweep the Cubs, and head on to the World Series.

Daniel Murphy, the New York’s second baseman maintained his consistent playoff hitting streak, putting on a show in six straight games and then listing a postseason record.

Murphy unleashed a powering hit off Fernando Rodney’s pitch for a two-run homer at the top of the eighth to give the Mets an 8-1 advantage and eventually sealed the win for their first World Series appearance since 2000. The hit also broke Carlos Beltran’s standing record of five straight playoff games with a home run which he set in 2004.

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After New York was done putting away Chicago, Murphy was named as NLCS MVP. He finished the series with four home runs, six RBIs, and six runs.

The 30-year-old Murphy has now hit seven home runs in nine playoff games. The all-time record for homers in a single postseason is eight, posted by Barry Bonds (2002), Nelson Cruz (2011) and Beltran (2004).

He will next chase the 29 playoff home runs, Manny Ramirez’s career record.