Murphy Played A Part In All Three Runs in Series-Clinching Game 5
Daniel Murphy was a part of all three runs that the Mets put on the board Thursday night to beat the Dodgers, 3-2, in Game 5.
After hitting an RBI double in the first inning to score Curtis Granderson, Murphy stole third base after advancing to second on a walk in the top of the fourth.
“I was hoping somebody didn't call time because I would've looked like an idiot if someone called time,” said Murphy, on TBS after the game. “I looked at third base and I'm not sure who was to cover but I noticed no one was there. I'm not the fleetest of foot but I was just fast enough for that one."
The game-winning home run by Murphy came in the 6th inning and Murphy finished the game as the first player in MLB history to hit a single, double, home run with a stolen base, all in the same game.
“[Greinke] and I went back and forth that whole at bat. He threw the ball so well. He has such a great changeup and he locates so well. I get 3-2 right there and finally get a heater in the zone I'd been looking in all night, middle-in. I was able to keep it fair.”
“Daniel was a tough out all series,” said Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly. “He’s always been a guy that’s been a tough out. He pretty much hits everybody’s fastball. You just got to keep him off stride and get the ball to certain spots. Get in fastball counts with him and you’re in trouble.”
Game 1 of the NLCS is Saturday night at 8:07p ET on 104.5 The Team.