Jerry Manuel has announced that Daniel Murphy will start at first base for the finale of the series in Los Angeles. Murphy has never played at first in his major league career.
Murphy, a third baseman by trade, has played only 13 games at first base as a pro baseball player, all with Double-A Binghamton in 2008. Murphy had 94 chances at first (putouts + assists + errors) with 88 putouts. He committed one error.
(I would cite range factor per game ((putouts + assists) / games played) here, but with only 13 games, the data is likely skewed. If you care, it was 7.15.)
Should be very interesting to see how Murphy performs at first. He could be the first baseman of the future if he could flash some leather.
Only time will tell, and that time starts tonight.