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Daniel Murphy may have the best batting average on the New York Mets’ roster right now, but the Yankees have his kryptonite in their center field.
New York’s Brett Gardner has put together two highlight-reel catches in his last two games. Both were against the Mets, both were in the sixth inning, and both robbed Murphy of hits that would have gone for extra bases. (Then again, both were also 2-1 Mets wins.)
Gardner took down a long fly ball from Murphy in Tuesday night’s game. The real head-turner, though, was on Monday, when Gardner robbed Murphy of a home run.
The Yankees-Mets series is moving from Citi Field over to Yankee Stadium for the next two games, where perhaps Murphy can change his luck.
Check out the great grabs by Gardner in the videos below.
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Kevin Youkilis and Mark Teixeira meet the media after their rehab game Wednesday (Photo Credit: Dan Pfeiffer/Examiner.com)
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Granderson is all smiles after his donationCredit: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin/UIC Photo
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Cashman told me the plan is to have Pettitte return during the CLE series (as long as there are no setbacks) #yankees
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