5 most surprising Mets playoff heroes in franchise history

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4) Greatest catch in NY Mets history belongs to Endy Chavez

A little deeper into the postseason than the Pratt home run or the Jones start came the greatest defensive play in Mets history. It was left fielder Endy Chavez who instantly became a Mets postseason hero.

It was on the top of the 6th in the 2006 NLCS Game 7 when Chavez leaped up and stole a two-run home run away from Scott Rolen. Not only that, Jim Edmonds was convinced he’d get a chance to score on the play. He was doubled up at first base following Chavez’s near-franchise altering catch.

Sadly, the Mets went on to lose this game in a hugely disappointing fashion with the bases loaded. Nevertheless, Chavez became a Mets playoff hero forever.

5) NY Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy finds new power

There wasn’t a singular moment from Daniel Murphy in the 2015 postseason that stands out as much as his constant home run barrage does. Murphy was a secondary participant to the Mets for many years leading up to the 2015 campaign. While he did have some good season prior, it was his 2015 playoff run fans enjoyed most.

Murphy swatted 3 home runs in the NLDS and another 4 in the NLCS. He drove in 11 total runners with batting averages of .333 and .529.

The 2015 Mets were much more known for their young pitching but it was Murphy’s bat that made the biggest difference on their journey to the World Series. He may not have hit much at all in the World Series. However, it’s those two

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