High Heat in Met Dugout

Wow raise your hand if you’ve ever seen David Wright that heated before - me neither.

In case you missed it DJ Carrasco drilled Ryan Braun in what was an obvious retaliation move after a Ricky Weeks BOMB. Carrasco was immediately ejected and the next logical move on everyone’s mind was: David Wright is gonna get hit in his next AB.

But Collins wasn’t gonna let that happen so he yanked Wright from the lineup when the Mets returned to the dugout. 

D-Wright was VERY UNHAPPY storming around the dugout and getting pretty damn close to his skipper’s face while protesting. He stormed off down the tunnel only to return, position himself next to TC and continue to voice his displeasure.

WOW i love the drama and I honestly love the way it’s played out. 

Good for Wright for being pissed off. He should want to be in there and he should want to be the guy who gets hit instead of someone else.

And Good for Collins for pulling David. The truth is we need him for the longhaul. At 8-0 the game was out of hand so there was no reason to risk your best player, captain and face of the franchise. 

I’m not even worried about Wright catching a fastball to the dome ala Ron Cey in ‘81 WS. The real danger is the brawl that could easily erupt after he gets thrown at.

If benches clear Wright could easily get hurt being at the center of a basebrawl scrum. An injury and/or suspension is the LAST thing anyone needs.

TC did the right thing. 

8 Responses to “High Heat in Met Dugout”

  1. Lord Charles Says:

    Anyone else get the feeling that Wright is (much) closer to Collins than he has been to any of his previous managers as a Met? I wonder if part of the reason that he has been more vocal this season, and in this case emotional, is the fact that he knows that his manager has his back 100%.

    Anyway, totally agree with BMF… both guys handled the situation exactly as they should have (including post-game), and I be shocked if this had any negative impact on the rest of the season (and it could be positive).

  2. USMF Says:

    I pretty much agree…but I’m not so sure that Carrasco hit Braun intentionally. Not not saying it’s not possible, but that’s not the way the game is played these days.

  3. Luis Says:

    At least we did not have to see Frank squared

  4. IrishMike Says:

    I doubt Carrasco hit Braun intentionally - as Darling said he is at a stage in his career where he needs to show he can get people out not that he can respond immaturely to giving up a home run. Intentional or not though the Brewers may have retaliated (there is little risk to doing so in an 8-0 romp and I wouldn’t have blamed them) so I’m okay with the move by TC.

  5. the dude formerly known as bill l. Says:

    Interesting move: I’m not usually hanging about for 45 minutes after the game listening to all the postgame breakdowns, analyses, quotes but I was last night. Collins is a fascinating dude to watch, on occasion. Despite all the rationales, I still think it was a bit bizarre to pull, first Wright and then Murphy, out of the “line of fire” like that.

  6. joeybrooklyn1976 Says:

    I agree with bmf, collins and wright. If this is a close game, wright obviously stays in the game. I love the fact that he didn’t want any of his teamates to take the hit. Collins did the right thing in protecting his player on a rainy night where greinke was untouchable.

  7. Eddie Says:

    A heated d wright is a good thing tas loing as it doesnt affect his relationship woth collins. I wrote article about the state of the mets and did a preview for the next game with the reds right here http://baseballpitboss.com/2012/05/new-york-mets-looks-to-continue-great-season-against-reds/

  8. the dude formerly known as bill l. Says:

    Eddie pulling a CoreyNYC………

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