Considering he’s only 29 years old David Wright sure has had a long career of ups and downs in the glare of the NY spotlight.
First he was a hot shot rookie, a guy who could save the franchise. Then he plummeted into a vortex that swallowed his power and swagger.
But now he’s BACK. The real Mr Met is leading the team to a shockingly competitive season, he’s standing up to his skipper in the most demonstrative yet respectful way I’ve ever seen. But best of all he’s hitting .411 for cryin’ out !!!
When was the last time a Met was batting .411 in mid May? I’d venture to guess maybe Olerud got close but I certainly don’t remember if anyone ever hit .411 after May 15th.
As for the game I was shocked to see the Mets roar back against 2 previously unscored upon relievers even though the run off Chapman was unearned. Still i’ll take it.
Dickey was both nasty and wild, which is effective if you’re throwing a knuckler, but I’ve come to expect that from RA. FrancFrank on the other hand has trained me to expect blown saves but he successfully closed the door despite allowing a hit and a walk he didn’t surrender a run.
Hopefully this will stabilize him and he can get back to early season form.