— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) August 21, 2018
Daniel Murphy is sneaky a Top 5 hitter in Major League Baseball. Statistically, this is one his worst seasons as he’s been battling injuries all year but he’s still batting .300 and always finds his way onto second base. He is an extra-base hit machine.
With the absence and struggles of Kris Bryant and Javy Baez mostly playing third base as of late, Daniel Murphy seamlessly jumps right into the starting lineup at second base and he automatically becomes their No. 3 hitter right in the heart of their lineup.
Pray for opposing hitters that have to face Ian Happ, Jason Heyward, Daniel Murphy, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber. Can already see the fake injuries and excuses piling up from guys wanting to protect their ERA.
At the trade deadline, the Cubs acquired Cole Hamels and in 4 starts he has an ERA of 0.72. He’s only allowed 2 earned runs in 25 innings. It’s pretty much the equivalent of the Houston Astros trading for Justin Verlander last season and winning the World Series.
The Cubs now have Cole Hamels pitching like Sandy Koufax and Daniel Murphy who is one of the most clutch hitters in the game as he’s hitting .366 with runners in scoring position in the last 3 seasons which is first in the majors in that time. Murphy set an MLB record by hitting a home run in 6 straight games while leading the New York Mets to the World Series in 2015.
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The Chicago Cubs are going to the World Series and no one can tell me otherwise. (Unless, ya know, they don’t because then I’ll just delete this article like it never even happened. BUT if they do make the World Series, I’m going to rub this article in everyone’s eyes forever).
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