New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy has downplayed his postseason hotstreak as he prepares for the World Series which gets underway on Tuesday.
Murphy has been unstoppable in the postseason and set a new postseason record with seven home runs, six of which came in consecutive games, in the first two rounds of the playoffs against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs.
The Florida native will now be aiming to maintain his red-hot form against the Kansas City Royals in the World Series and help the Mets to their first title since 1986.
But, the National League Championship Series MVP believes that the spotlight should not be so focused on him heading into Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.
"Superman? Oh, no, no," he told reporters. "Just a second baseman who’s trying to get a good pitch to hit."
Meanwhile, Royals pitching coach Dave Eiland has said he is well aware of the threat Murphy poses and admitted that the second baseman looks unfazed every time he walks out to the batter's box.
"He’s getting a lot of good pitches to hit, and he isn’t missing them," Eiland said. "He’s right on them.
"He looks very comfortable in the batter’s box – and I’ll leave it at that."