Daniel Murphy had a lot of great moments in his 7-year career with the New York Mets but who can forget what he did for the team in 2015? Regardless of how we feel as fans about the outcome, this postseason run was something special. Murphy took his talents to a new level, and Mets fans saw a side of him that they had never seen before.
3) Murphy's home run against Greinke in game 5 of the NLDS
If you watched this series, you know exactly why this moment is more than worthy of mentioning. Murphy's huge night started in the first inning when he doubled off the wall giving the New York Mets an early 1-0 lead.
Later on in the game, the Mets would need him again and he delivered with a much-needed home run over the wall in right field. Greinke put the ball right in his wheelhouse and he turned on it. This was essentially the game-winner that propelled the Mets over the hump, allowing them to reach the NLCS for the first time since 2006.
2) Home run and diving grab
In game one of the NLCS, Murphy's power surge would continue to play a big role in the Met's postseason success. In his first at-bat, he got the Mets on the scoreboard with a solo shot off of John Lester in the bottom of the first inning.
The Citi Field crowd went crazy, but this was not the only time Murphy got the crowd pumped up that night. In the bottom of the ninth, he made a diving grab for the final out and sealed the deal for the New York Mets giving them the lead to start the series.
1) Putting his name in the history books
One of the biggest moments of Murphy's career came in game 4 of the NLCS when he faced off against Fernando Rodney. He would stamp his name in the history books by hitting his 6th home run in six straight postseason games.
That two-run homer added an exclamation point to the game and proved to a lot of doubters that the New York Mets deserved to be a part of postseason baseball. Once they went up 1-0 in the series, they never looked back and had all the momentum on their side heading into the World Series.
Murphy was a great Mets player and gave it his all each time he stepped foot on the baseball diamond at Citi Field. When you look at his stats from those two series alone, Mets fans can truly see just how much he meant to the team that year. In the NLDS, Murphy was batting .333 with three home runs and 5 RBI. Then in the NLCS, he batted .529 with four home runs and 6 RBI. It takes guts to play in this league and Murphy possessed all the talent needed to make a phenomenal second baseman.