Isotopes catcher plays role of clubhouse leader
June 12, 2018 03:18 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The catcher for the Albuquerque Isotopes is relishing his time in the Duke City.
Tom Murphy made his Major League debut in 2015. Since then, he’s played in 44 MLB games.
He says there is a big difference going from Isotopes Park to a Major League ballpark.
"It's night and day. That goes for any level jump. I would say you know even from here to the big leagues, it would take time to adjust. It takes everybody time to adjust," Murphy said.
The Isotopes catcher racked up plenty of miles playing pro ball. With his experience, he's also a clubhouse leader, someone young players can lean on when called up to Albuquerque.
"All the sudden you're on a new team with guys you don't know and the last thing you want to do is kind of be ostracized from the rest of the team or cast out, so I think this team has done a great job of excepting everybody knowing what everybody can do and kind of playing up to that,” Murphy said.
Murphy likes the progress the Isotopes are making as a team. He knows more wins could mean more call-ups across the roster.
"We've played great. This team has been really good at holding each other accountable on the base paths and base running and staff and our offense has really clicked. Adding all of those things up together, if we can do it for a full season at least the rest of the season, we're going to be a dangerous team throughout."
Created: June 12, 2018 03:18 PM
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