Dan Murphy Gets One More Shot To Prove He Belongs
Bart Hubbuch of the NY Post, reported on Jerry Manuel’s interview on WFAN with Mike Francesa.
During his appearance, Manuel said that Dan Murphy will start at first base tonight against the Dodgers.
Daniel Murphy will start at first base for the Mets tonight against the Dodgers, and Jerry Manuel said the second-year player needs to produce there to stay in the lineup.
With Carlos Delgado out, Manuel is using Gary Sheffield regularly in the outfield, taking at-bats away from Murphy.
During his weekly radio interview on WFAN, Manuel said, therefore, Murphy will have to make his mark on the infield after struggling in left.
Murphy played mostly third base in the minors, but injuries forced him into leftfield as a Met and he’s been stuck there ever since without showing much improvement.
His follies in leftfield may be affecting him at the plate. After opening the season with a .324 average as of April 29, he went into tonight’s game hitting .273. He is batting .115 in his last ten games.
Good luck tonight, Murph!
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