Murph says walk is legit

May, 15, 2011
5/15/11
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Daniel Murphy


Second Base
New York Mets

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2011 Season Stats
GM HR RBI R OBP AVG
36 3 12 16 .311 .248
Daniel Murphy said he is not a con man.

While it appeared Murphy walked on only three balls during a sixth-inning plate appearance, Murphy said that wasn't the case. Although it went largely unnoticed, Murphy said second-base ump Angel Hernandez called a ball on Aneury Rodriguez for going to his mouth -- the third ball charged to Rodriguez during the encounter.

"I don't know. I wasn't paying attention," Murphy initially said about what happened. "I heard, 'Balk.' And then, '3-1.' I guess that's what Angel said -- ['ball']. It went from 2-1 to 3-1. It was a four-ball walk."
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.301 9 53 73
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 26
RBIL. Duda 76
RD. Murphy 73
OPSL. Duda .824
WB. Colon 12
ERAZ. Wheeler 3.45
SOZ. Wheeler 163