After missing seven weeks with a right hamstring strain, David Wright will finally return to the Mets lineup Friday night when the Amazins head to Philadelphia for a weekend series with the Phillies. It's hard to believe that nine months ago, there was doubt that Wright would be a Met much longer, before the two sides hammered out an eight-year, $138M extension that will keep the franchise cornerstone in Flushing through 2020.
Through 105 games this season, the Met captain is batting .309 with 16 homers and 54 RBI. He has stolen 17 bases, his most since 2010 and currently sits at a .512 slugging percentage, boosted by 23 doubles and a career-high six triples. Even with the injury and the Mets on the verge of their fifth consecutive losing season, Wright has been no disappointment, statistically living up to the contract he signed.
Wright sounds ready to resume his leadership duties on the field stating to CBS Sports Dayn Perry, "With how things have gone this year, there's not too many positives you can take; You want to win some of the smaller battles."
Your man cave is your home field advantage for every game. When the game is on the line, you should be able to look around and be reminded of the great moments you've watched unfold in that very room! MJR Sports Integrity offers a wide range or team and player-specific memorabilia that can do just that and take your game day room to the next level. Find your inspiration at MJR Sports Integrity and will your team to victory!
- Matt Harvey and David Wright Highlight 2013 New York Mets All-Star Hopefuls
- David Wright and Matt Harvey Selected for 2013 National League All Star Team
- David Wright Gains Lead in All Star Voting
Short URL: http://sport-ne.ws/113j