In a stretch which saw the Chicago Cubs score five runs in five games, the team made a late-season acquisition in Daniel Murphy. Now, fresh off his first week as a Cub, Murphy is leading an offensive resurgence in Wrigleyville.
Last week, the Chicago Cubs set out on an arduous journey. The teams’ schedule did them no favors as they found themselves diving headfirst into a stretch of twenty-three straight games, without a day off. Needing to find some firepower, they decided to bring Murphy into the picture.
Before the trade which brought Murphy to the Northside, the team had hobbled to a 2-3 record in their previous five games, including five straight games in which they scored one run in each game. Now, however, the script has completely flipped.
Daniel Murphy has been bringing the offensive firepower and is showing what his contributions can mean for this lineup come October.