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.