After breaking franchise postseason records, New York Mets second baseman Daniel Muprhy has moved on to targeting MLB records.
In the top of the third inning of Game 3 of the NLCS between the Mets and the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Tuesday, Murphy crushed his sixth home run this postseason, which ties him with Carlos Beltran for the most consecutive postseason games with a home run. Beltran achieved the feat in 2004 with the Houston Astros, who lost the NLCS in seven games.
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The 30-year-old second baseman is now tied for seventh all-time in home runs hit in a single postseason with an exclusive group that includes Alex Rodriguez, Pablo Sandoval, Albert Pujols, and Evan Longoria, amongst others. Barry Bonds, Nelson Cruz, and Beltran share the record with eight home runs.
Murphy, who already held the Mets' postseason record for consecutive games with a home run entering the game, now owns the most career postseason home runs in franchise history, surpassing former All-Star catcher Mike Piazza.
Through eight postseason games, Murphy has six home runs and has driven in nine runs in a performance that will be talked about for years to come.