Mets News: New York Considering Keeping Daniel Murphy Third In Batting Order

New York Mets manager Terry Collins shifted Daniel Murphy into the third spot in the batting order on Sunday with Michael Cuddyer taking a day off. He was well rewards, as Murphy went 3 for 5 with three solid singles.

According to the New York Post, Collins is now considering keeping Murphy in the third spot.

"If that kick-starts him that is something we've certainly got to have," Collins said. "He's a big piece of our offense and if he starts swinging the bat it's going to give us a different look."

In his career, Murphy is hitting .230 when slotted into the third spot in the lineup. However, he's struggled to the tune of a .217 average when batting fifth this year, so Collins might keeping riding him at #3 until he cools off just a bit.

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