Back at Citi Field for the first time as an opponent, Daniel Murphy walked into the visiting clubhouse and knew his way around.
He'd been inside that locker room once before when he played for the New York Mets — for a fantasy football draft run by David Wright.
"It was different coming in here," Murphy said before the Washington Nationals took on his old team.
Even before facing Noah Syndergaard's 100 mph heat, it had been a good day for Murphy.
Hours prior to the first pitch, Murphy received his 2015 NL championship ring from Mets general manager Sandy Alderson and two assistants during a private ceremony.