Can you spot the overlooked offensive star in this photo?
With all the attention being paid to John Buck’s torrid start, another Met’s offensive performance has gone under the radar. But his start is just as noteworthy as Buck’s.
Daniel Murphy has always been a great contact hitter, lashing doubles at a rate never before seen by a left-handed hitter in Mets history. Nearly one-quarter of his 481 career hits have gone for two bases. But what he’s done over his first ten games this season is proving that Murphy is more than just a 180-foot specialist.
After not hitting his first home run last year until June 27, Murphy has produced two bombs this year. And bombs is the correct term, as his first homer traveled 407 feet and his second sailed 428 feet. The latter home run is the longest hit by a Met this year. Perhaps SNY’s Gary Cohen and Ron Darling said it best after Murphy’s second blast, when Cohen opined that “he has hit the ball to some places in the ballpark that are not o...