D-Murph didn’t even start the game but managed to TAKE OVER in less than 2 innings.
Down a run in the 8th Murphy watched Reyes speed around the bases and slide safely headfirst into third only to be punched out in a horrendous call.
Reyes knew his hand never came off the bag and went bezerk. 3rd base coach Chip Hale was also bonkers and the 2 Mets created quite the scene.
BMF had to laugh when Hale was simultaneously trying to hold back Jose and scream at the ump himself. I swear I saw Hale almost crack a smile mid-mele. He must’ve seen the humor in the moment too.
The clubhouse prob had a great time replaying that video and watching Jose, dreads a-bouncin’ climbing over Hale’s back as both men scream at the ump.
A moment later Collins joined the scrum and I thought it was painfully obvious the ump knew he blew it.
You had to think the game was lost right there…
Until D-Murph strode to the plate and battled through 8 or 9 pitches before depositing one over the RF wall. It was a huge hit in the growth of these new Mets because it caused the dugout to erupt with passion I haven’t seen since ‘06.
Unfortunately Murphy showed his green-ness at second when he failed to cover second after a sliding non-catch by Bay in left. Murphy knew he blew it and again it looked like it cost the game when that runner scored.
But lo and behold the 5-in-a-row Mets went to 6-in-a-row by plating 4 runs in the 9th punctuated by Murphy’s 2 run double to put the game out of reach.
Daniel Murphy is the Man.
• How bout Hu? Loved seeing the lil guy step up in the 9th and rope a ball to deep right to score the go-ahead and game winning run.
• Beato picked up his first W but more importantly kept his composure after the Bay/Murphy muffed play. Yes a run scored but he limited the damage
• Between Justin Turner, Murphy and Hu Met second-basemen generated 5RBI on the nite