NEW YORK Maybe the key to facing Daniel Murphy is to use worse pitchers against him.The Metslefty, whose homer off Cy Young contender Zack Greinke decided Game 5 of the National League Division Series, got the National League Championship Series going on Saturday night with a Mel Ott Jersey homer off Cubs left-hander and three-time All-Star Jon Lester.MORE: Best photos of ALCS|Noah Syndergaard to pitch Game 2 for Mets Murphy’s home run was his third of the playoffs off a left-hander, as he also homered twice in the division series against three-time Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw, once in Game 1 and once in Game 4. During the regular season, the second basemanhit one homer off a southpaw, Rays reliever Jake McGee.The 1-1 pitch from Lester, who had retired Curtis Granderson and David Wright to open the bottom https://www.giantsedge.com/san-francisco-giants/buster-posey-jersey of the first, was an 87-mph cutter. At 386 feet, pulled to straight-away right field, the blast was a no-doubter. It had an exit velocity of 105 mph, according to MLB’s Statcast system.Murphy’s three-game home run streak ties the Mets team record set by Donn Clendenon in Games 2, 4 and 5 of the 1969 World Series, in which Clendenon did not play Game 3.The major league record for consecutive playoff games with a home run is five, set by Carlos Beltran in 2004 with the Astros. The Cubs have ace Jake Arrieta https://www.giantsedge.com/san-francisco-giants/austin-jackson-jersey going in Game 2, so Murphy’s chase for that record might continue.