Notes on Daniel Murphy’s historical postseason run at the plate
Daniel Murphy hit his sixth home run in the postseason and his third in the National League Championship Series with a solo home run in Tuesday’s 5-2 win over the Cubs.
Here are some historical notes on Murphy’s six playoff home runs:
- His six home runs are a new Mets all-time postseason record, surpassing Mike Piazza’s five home runs in the 2000 postseason.
- Murphy has now homered in five consecutive games, extending his franchise record the previous record had been held by Donn Clendenon, who homered in three straight postseason game from Games 2-5 of the 1969 World Series.
- Murphy now owns a share of the Major League record for consecutive playoff games with a home run, joining Carlos Beltran who also homered in five straight games for the Astros during the 2004 postseason.
- His six home runs are tied for the seventh-most in postseason history and the most since Nelson Cruz tied the Major League record with eight home runs during the 2011 postseason.
- Murphy’s six home runs are tied for the second-most ever in a player’s first eight career postseason games (and the most by a Met), trailing only Carlos Beltran (7).
- Murphy has now logged an RBI in seven of New York’s eight postseason games this season (nine RBI total), including at least one in each of the last six games, a new franchise record Murphy surpasses Edgardo Alfonzo, who had an RBI in five straight games from Game 2 of the NLDS through Game 2 of the NLCS in 2000.
- Murphy’s six-game postseason RBI streak is tied for the sixth-longest in MLB history and the longest since PIT Pedro Alvarez also had a six-game streak from October 1 – 9, 2013.