Originally written on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 11/15/14

New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy tied a career-high four hits during the clubs 11-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies last night. Murphy, who came a homerun shy of hitting for the cycle, joked with reporters following the game, saying, “I’m not getting it unless they let me hit from second base in this place.”

With one-out in the bottom of the first, Murphy drilled a triple to left field before scoring the games first run on a David Wright fielders choice ground out.  Just one inning later, #28 picked up his second hit of the afternoon — a two-out RBI double into the left-center gap — extending the Mets lead, 4-1.  Murphy did not stop there.  He added an RBI single in the fourth and a two-run double in the eighth, putting the exclamation point on the clubs victory.

Photo taken by Michael Baron

If you read this blog — or follow me on Twitter — then you already know I have a man-crush on the second baseman; and I’m not afraid to admit it.  Really. Let’s be honest.  The man can flat out rake! And, what makes him even easier to root for are his post game comments, like the one below:

“I think we care so much for each other, sincerely pulling for the next guy. The question is: Sometimes, in being a good teammate, are you as happy for the guy if he gets a game winning hit as if you were to get it? I think this a club that has a uniqueness to it. I am as excited for Mike Nickeas when he splits the gap and gets a go ahead run as I would be for myself. It’s unique, and it’s a lot of fun.”

The four-hit performance marked his fourth multi-hit game over his last six starts; all of which he has collected at least one hit in. Murphy has collected 13 hits in 26 at-bats (.500) over that span while driving in 14 runs — including four last night – improving his season average to .288 in the process:

 

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