It took awhile, but Daniel Murphy eventually got around to hitting his nightly home run.
The New York Mets second baseman continued his amazing home-run streak during Wednesday’s NLCS Game 4 against the Chicago Cubs, hitting a blast for the sixth consecutive postseason game. He now holds the MLB record alone, breaking a previous tie with Carlos Beltran.
Murphy’s shot put the Mets ahead, 8-1, in the eighth inning, so if he’s going to continue his unbelievable run, he’ll have to do it in the World Series, which doesn’t start for another six days. That’s enough time to cool off a mere mortal, but we’re not so sure when it comes to Murphy.
He’s also now just one away from Barry Bonds, Nelson Cruz and Beltran for most home runs (eight) in a single postseason. Click here for other records he set with the blast: