Watch: Daniel Murphy sets a postseason record with his Game 4 home run
In game four of the National League Championship Series, Daniel Murphy homered for the sixth consecutive game, becoming the first player in baseball history to accomplish that feat in the postseason.
Murphy has hit seven home runs and 11 RBI in nine games the postseason. He has a 1.462 OPS in 38 at-bats.
Murphy was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2015 National League Championship Series, becoming the second player in Mets franchise history to win the award, joining LHP Mike Hampton who received the honor in 2000.
Murphy is the fourth second baseman in NLCS history to take home the MVP honors, joining PHI Manny Trillo in 1980, ARI Craig Counsell in 2001 and SF Marco Scutaro in 2012. (Counsell started four of the five NLCS games at second base, the other at shortstop).
In four games during the NLCS, Murphy hit .529/.556/1.294 (9-for-17) with four home runs, one double, and six RBI. He had multiple hits in each of his last three games and an extra-base hit in all four games.
His four home runs during the League Championship Series match the NLCS record for home runs, matching Carlos Beltran in 2004, Steve Garvey in 1978, Jeffrey Leonard in 1987, Albert Pujols in 2004 and Bob Robertson in 1971.
Murphy’s 1.294 slugging percentage in the LCS was the highest in NLCS history, surpassing the previous record of 1.250 by Bob Robertson in 1971.
Murphy’s four home runs are the most home runs by a Mets player in a single postseason series in franchise history.
His five extra-base hits in the NLCS are tied for the second-most by a Mets player in a single postseason series, trailing only Carlos Delgado’s 6 in the 2006 NLCS.
Here is footage of Murphy’s record-setting home run: