Sometimes you need to walk around the block to realize you’re happy exactly where you started.
That’s essentially what happened with the Mets and D-Murphy. Once Castillo was jettisoned management thought they had better options in Emaus and/or Turner but neither has done anything to earn additional AB’s let alone a starting position.
All along Daniel Murphy stood quietly by, working in the cage and the IF and low and behold our one-time hitting machine is back as the savior of second base.
I can’t be mad that the Mets for not recognizing this sooner since I too had written Murphy off as yesterday’s news but I was wrong.
Murphy’s productivity could be very effective for us batting 7th. Possibly second but I’d rather Pagan at 2 if he returns with an awakened bat.
Go Phillip Humber who shut down the Yankees in BX Mon nite. The ex-Met took a no-no into the 7th and got the win after posting 7 shutout innings.
I was happy to see Humber deliver like that. I always rooted for the guy.