Daniel Murphy, whose decision to take paternity leave and miss the first two games of the MLB season led to debate and criticism, has been invited to speak at the White House.
Gaby Sanchez tagged the Mets again, delivering a pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning and a tiebreaking single in the ninth that started the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 5-3, come-from-behind victory over New York on Monday.
Daniel Murphy dropped a throw on a force attempt at second base with two outs in the ninth inning, allowing the tiebreaking run to score.
In a tight situation, with the game on the line, ask yourself the following: Do you want David Wright or Daniel Murphy at the plate? If you’ve been paying attention, the answer should be Murph.
Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy each hit a three-run homer Tuesday night and the New York Mets roughed up fill-in starter Vidal Nuno to beat the Yankees 12-7 for a two-game sweep in the Bronx.
The New York Mets suddenly rallied for three runs in the ninth inning against Philadelphia’s improvised bullpen, then ended a five-game skid by beating the Phillies 5-4 Sunday on Ruben Tejada’s single in the 11th.
Henderson Alvarez pitched a six-hitter for his second shutout this season, and the Miami Marlins won again at home, beating the New York Mets 3-0 Tuesday night.
Jonathon Niese pitched seven steady innings on a rainy Tuesday night and Daniel Murphy had three hits to lead the surprising New York Mets to a 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Chris Young homered to start New York’s comeback and slumping Curtis Granderson singled in a run as a pinch hitter as Bartolo Colon and the Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 Thursday.
Wright and Murphy were called out on strikes earlier in the game and both took exception with Basner’s strikeout call with Travis d’Arnaud at-bat. It was the fourth career ejection for Wright and the first for Murphy.
Murphy missed the first two Mets games — both losses with or without him — because he wanted to be with his wife during the birth of their boy. And it feels like far too many New Yorkers have a problem with it.
WFAN co-host Boomer Esiason says he’s reached out to the Mets and is “truly sorry” for a “flippant remark” made earlier this week regarding Daniel Murphy’s paternity leave.
The Mets’ opening series against Washington produced some frightful figures fans can fret over. But manager Terry Collins insists his team is better than their 0-3 start would indicate.
Players have been doing this for years now. It’s not like the old days. Women don’t birth their babies alone anymore. Now, it’s a team effort.
Murphy singled in his first at-bat of the season Thursday after leaving the Mets for his son’s birth prior to Monday’s opener.