Through the first two games of the World Series, the Mets hitting has been lifeless, and that include folk hero Daniel Murphy.

World Series - New York Mets v Kansas City Royals - Game Two
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"Terry Collins isn’t going to say it flat out that Daniel Murphy carried them through the first two rounds but he paused in the media room and said, ‘It really tells you how important Daniel Murphy was.’" said ESPN's Buster Olney, to "Armen and Levack" on 104.5 The Team.

"The first two rounds they got a historic performance out of Murphy. The Royals are clearly intent on taking that away by pounding him with fastballs and not giving him a chance to extend his arms."

With Murphy struggling, it causes baseball fans to truly notice that no one else is producing, but that isn't necessarily anything new.

"All of a sudden, you look around at the rest of the lineup and it hasn’t been that good but I don’t think it was that great in the first two rounds. They’re struggling. In game two, you give credit to Johnny Cueto."

ESPN's Buster Olney joins "Armen and Levack" every Thursday at 5:15p ET, sponsored by All Star Wine and Spirits, on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.