Wright has Risen

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.

8 Responses to “Wright has Risen”

  1. Lord Charles Says:

    Prediction: Wright becomes the first Met to hit 50 doubles in a season.

  2. Lord Charles Says:

    Wright was arguably the second best player in the NL in March (.389/.494/.569/1.063; 7 XBH), but what he is doing in May is just stupid:

    .442/.540/.692/1.232; 10 XBH

  3. Lord Charles Says:

    From Buster Olney and ELIAS:

    Only 6 have put up .400 BA/.500 OBP through team’s first 38 games in last 20 years–D.Wright, Ramirez, Helton, O’Neill, Olerud (with Toronto), Bonds.

    Solid company.

  4. Patrick Says:

    I remember recently some talk about the Mets getting A-Rod and there were some people who said 100% do the deal. I wonder how we all feel about that now?

  5. Luis Says:

    Frank squared is no good-I am afraid that this 2 months of decent baseball(and I love how they are playing but still…) will keep the Mets from actually continuing to try and develop a “closer”. I wish they would give the job to Parnell and I also wish(and I know it wont happen) that they would allow closers to pitch more than an inning…

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

    Nothing says “Mets Baseball” like a late spring series against the rival Toronto Blue Jays!!! wtf? Sigh……..I guess I’ll just have to get used to it. It’s only going to get worse starting next year.

  7. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    Dude, I was thinking he exact same thing! Blue Jay fans must be busting down the gates to see thisb series !

    Pass me a Labatts please!

  8. BlondiesJake Says:

    I’m proud to say I was 100% wrong about David Wright. After the last two seasons, I thought he had plateaued as a ballplayer and would always be good but not great. I never thought he would be able to get back to a dominant hitter who always seemed to come through when it mattered. I figured loads of strikeouts and decent numbers would be the hallmark of the rest of his career.


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