Results tagged ‘ Daniel Murphy ’

Murphy: “Long after they tell me that I’m not good enough to play professional baseball anymore, I’ll be a father”

Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy spoke at the White House this morning as part of the Working Families Submit on being a working father. You may recall that Murphy absorbed significant criticism after missing the first two games of the season for the birth of his son, Noah.

Below are some excerpts from his speech, as well as a photo courtesy of SNY:

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“The support I got from my teammates and the coaches was just unbelievable,” Murphy said. “Our manager, Terry Collins, came out after the hoopla had come from our decision as a family, and he really stuck behind me, told me that I’d played 161 ball games the year before, knew I was a guy who came to work and played ball every day. Just to get that support from him, from our owners wishing us congratulations, the players on the team just really congratulating us—it was a level of support that you hope you don’t need that affirmation when you make a decision like this, but to get it from my teammates and the organization was awesome.

“When Noah asks me one day, “What happened, what was it like when I was born?” I could have answered “Well, Stephen Strasburg hung me a breaking ball that day, son, and I slammed into the right field corner…” [laughter] But I think it’s going to go so much further in that I’m the one who cut his umbilical cord. And long after they tell me that I’m not good enough to play professional baseball anymore, I’ll be a father. And I’ll be a husband. [applause] So that was a reason, on the front end, that I wanted to be there for my wife and for my son.”

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Three Up, Three Down: When the Lights Go Out in the City Edition

And so the 11-game nightmare comes to an end.

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Friday: Giants 4, Mets 2
Three Up:
Jon Niese, Daniel Murphy, Ruben Tejada
Three Down: Carlos Torres, Travis d’Arnaud, Andrew Brown

Saturday: Giants 5, Mets 4
Three Up:
Anthony Recker, Jeurys Familia, Lucas Duda
Three Down: David Wright, Jenrry Mejia, Ruben Tejada

Sunday: Giants 6, Mets 4
Three Up:
Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy, Dana Eveland
Three Down: Zack Wheeler, Ruben Tejada, Scott Rice

Season Standings
Jon Niese +8
Juan Lagares +6
Bartolo Colon +4
Jacob deGrom +4
Daniel Murphy +4
Eric Campbell +3
Dillon Gee +3
Ike Davis +2
Jeurys Familia +2
Bobby Abreu +1

Andrew Brown +1
Buddy Carlyle +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Lucas Duda +1
Anthony Recker +1
Wilmer Flores -1
Curtis Granderson -1
John Lannan -1
Jenrry Mejia -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Carlos Torres -1
Ruben Tejada -2
David Wright -2
Travis d’Arnaud -4
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Chris Young -6
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Cubs 5, Mets 4: Three Up, Three Down

Three Up: Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada, Daniel Murphy
Three Down: Daisuke Matsuzaka, Dana Eveland, Matt den Dekker

Season Standings
Jon Niese +7
Juan Lagares +6
Bartolo Colon +4
Jacob deGrom +4
Eric Campbell +3
Dillon Gee +3
Ike Davis +2
Daniel Murphy +2
Bobby Abreu +1
Vic Black +1
Andrew Brown +1

Buddy Carlyle +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Zack Wheeler +1
Dana Eveland -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Curtis Granderson -2
Wilmer Flores -2
Ruben Tejada -2
Travis d’Arnaud -3
Scott Rice -4
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Chris Young -6
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Wins Above Replacement Leaders through Week 9

Highest and lowest Mets WAR scores through Week 9, according to the web sites Fangraphs and Baseball Reference:

Fangraphs
1. Daniel Murphy, 1.5
2-(t). Juan Lagares, 1.0
2-(t). David Wright, 1.o
4. Jon Niese, 0.8

5. Zack Wheeler, 0.7

34-(t). Omar Quintanilla, -0.3
34-(t). Josh Satin, -0.3

34-(t). Jose Valverde, -0.3
37-(t). John Lannan, -0.4
37-(t). Rafael Montero, -0.4
37-(t). Scott Rice, -0.4

Baseball Reference
1. Lagares, 2.6
2. Niese, 1.4
3. Curtis Granderson, 1.3
4. Dillon Gee, 1.2
5. Wright, 1.0

36-(t). Montero, -0.3
36-(t). Satin, -0.3
36-(t). Wheeler, -0.3
39. Lannan, -0.5
40-(t). Travis d’Arnaud, -0.8
40-(t).  Valverde, -0.8

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Three Up, Three Down: Extra innings edition

So many innings. So many ups. So many downs.

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Friday: Phillies 6, Mets 5 (14 innings)
Three Up:
Bobby Abreu, Carlos Torres, Jeurys Familia
Three Down: Chris Young, Rafael Montero, David Wright

Saturday: Mets 5, Phillies 4 (14 innings)
Three Up:
Jacob deGrom, Buddy Carlyle, Ruben Tejada
Three Down: Curtis Granderson, Chris Young, Daniel Murphy

Sunday: Mets 5, Phillies 4 (11 innings)
Three Up:
Jon Niese, Lucas Duda, Josh Edgin
Three Down: Daniel Murphy, Juan Lagares, Ruben Tejada

Season Standings
Jon Niese +7
Juan Lagares +6
Jacob deGrom +4
Eric Campbell +3
Bartolo Colon +3
Dillon Gee +3
Ike Davis +2
Jeurys Familia +2
Bobby Abreu +1
Vic Black +1
Andrew Brown +1

Buddy Carlyle +1
Josh Edgin +1
Daisuke Matsuzaka +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Daniel Murphy +1
David Wright +1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Travis d’Arnaud -2
Wilmer Flores -3
Curtis Granderson -3
Scott Rice -3
Ruben Tejada -3
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Chris Young -6
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Mets 4, Phillies 1: Three Up, Three Down

Three Up: Zack Wheeler, Vic Black, Jenrry Mejia
Three Down: Daniel Murphy, David Wright, Travis d’Arnaud

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +7
Jon Niese +6
Eric Campbell +3
Bartolo Colon +3
Jacob deGrom +3
Dillon Gee +3
Daniel Murphy +3
Ike Davis +2
David Wright +2
Vic Black +1
Andrew Brown +1

Jeurys Familia +1
Daisuke Matsuzaka +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Rafael Montero +1
Lucas Duda -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Carlos Torres -1
Travis d’Arnaud -2
Curtis Granderson -2
Wilmer Flores -3
Scott Rice -3
Ruben Tejada -3
Jose Valverde -4
Chris Young -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Mets 4, Pirates 2: Three Up, Three Down

New hitting coach, same type of offensive result. But this one was a win.

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Three Up: Ruben Tejada, Juan Lagares, Daniel Murphy
Three Down: David Wright, Curtis Granderson, Anthony Recker

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +8
Jon Niese +6
Daniel Murphy +4
Eric Campbell +3
Jacob deGrom +3
Dillon Gee +3
Bartolo Colon +2
Ike Davis +2
David Wright +2
Andrew Brown +1

Jeurys Familia +1
Daisuke Matsuzaka +1
Rafael Montero +1
Travis d’Arnaud -1
Curtis Granderson -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Carlos Torres -1
Zack Wheeler -1
Lucas Duda -2
Wilmer Flores -3
Scott Rice -3
Ruben Tejada -3
Chris Young -3
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Wins Above Replacement Leaders through Week 8

Highest and lowest Mets fWAR scores through Week 8, according to the web site Fangraphs.com:

1. Daniel Murphy, 1.5
2. David Wright, 1.1
3. Juan Lagares, 0.9
4-(t). Curtis Granderson, 0.8
4-(t). Jon Niese, 0.8


32-(t). Omar Quintanilla, -0.3
32-(t). Josh Satin, -0.3

32-(t). Jose Valverde, -0.3
35. John Lannan, -0.4
36. Ruben Tejada, -0.5

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Three Up, Three Down: Duda drops edition

Saturday: D-backs 3, Mets 2
Three Up: Zack Wheeler, David Wright, Curtis Granderson
Three Down: Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Wilmer Flores

Sunday (Game 1): D-backs 2, Mets 1
Three Up: Rafael Montero, David Wright, Jeurys Familia
Three Down: Chris Young, Lucas Duda, Jenrry Mejia

Sunday (Game 2): Mets 4, D-backs 2
Three Up: Daisuke Matsuzaka, Anthony Recker, Daniel Murphy
Three Down: Juan Lagares, Wilmer Flores, Lucas Duda

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +6
Jon Niese +6
Eric Campbell +3
Dillon Gee +3
Daniel Murphy +3
David Wright +3
Bartolo Colon +2
Ike Davis +2
Jacob deGrom +2
Andrew Brown +1
Juan Centeno +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Daisuke Matsuzaka +1
Rafael Montero +1
Anthony Recker +1
Travis d’Arnaud -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Carlos Torres -1
Zack Wheeler -1
Scott Rice -2
Lucas Duda -3
Wilmer Flores -3
Jose Valverde -3
Chris Young -3
Ruben Tejada -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Mets 5, Dodgers 3: Three Up, Three Down

Every once in a while, the Mets win.

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Three Up
Jon Niese:
Outside of a blip in his previous outing, Niese has done nothing but give the Mets quality innings. The left-handed delivered seven more of them in Thursday’s win, even adding an RBI double off Zack Greinke.

Eric Campbell: So apparently Soup can play outfield, too. His catch to rob Hanley Ramirez in the eighth inning very well might have saved the Mets the game.

Curtis Granderson: Maybe he’s heating up, maybe he’s not. We’ve seen false starts before from Granderson, but it’s hard to argue with a double, a triple, an RBI and a run scored in four plate appearances.

Three Down
Daniel Murphy:
An 0-for-4 at the plate and a fielding error on defense was what Murphy contributed to this one. Not his best night.

Wilmer Flores: Robbed in the second inning, Flores did go on to single and score. But he also struck out twice on a night when the rest of his teammates avoided bad outcomes at the plate.

Lucas Duda: Hitless! So you get a down. But props on the stolen base from the big fella.

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +8
Jon Niese +6
Eric Campbell +3
Dillon Gee +3
Bartolo Colon +2
Ike Davis +2
Jacob deGrom +2
Daniel Murphy +2
David Wright +2
Andrew Brown +1
Juan Centeno +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Travis d’Arnaud -1
Wilmer Flores -1
Curtis Granderson -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Carlos Torres -1
David Wright -1
Scott Rice -2
Chris Young -2
Zack Wheeler -2

Jose Valverde -3
Ruben Tejada -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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