Thursday, June 30, 2016

N.Y. Mets: Look What Daniel Murphy Did to the Amazin's, Again

From the desk of:  HEAD-BUTTING MR. MET

NEW YORK METS: Daniel Murphy continues pounding away at former team with breakout season Flushing faithful waited eight years for.

Through nine games now, Murphy's Law has come crashing down upon the Mets.

Daniel Murphy is now 15 for 35, for a .428 average against his former team this season, with 4 home runs and 11 RBI.

Murphy went deep twice Wednesday night, once into the second deck in right at Nationals Field, helping Washington cap off a three game sweep of the fading Mets.

In fact, Murphy tied his career high with his 14th home run, while still yet reaching the mid point of his first season playing for the Nationals.  And with 53 RBI to date, Murph is only 23 more away from tying that high as well, previously set during the 2013 season.

The Mets have now fallen to just three games above .500, while their 40-37 record puts them six games back of the first place Nationals, the most they've trailed Washington this season.  They even find themselves 1.5 games behind the Miami Marlins.

In fact, last year the Mets were 40-37 on Sunday June 28, entering a three game series against the Chicago Cubs.  This year, the Mets have the exact same record entering Thursday's series opener against the same Central Division leading Cubs.

Murphy's Law ... Einstein's definition of insanity ... you tell me.


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