David Wright says he’s feeling better, despite fighting flu-like symptoms the last week or so, Terry Collins told reporters before Wednesday’s game against the Braves.
“He’s such a professional. He’s out there every day,” Collins said. “It’s tough to battle when you just don’t have that energy level up where you normally have it.”
Wright took part in an early batting practice Wednesday in an effort to get more comfortable and find a better rhythm at the plate.
“It’s like everybody, when you feel not so good, it sucks,” Wright said (Star-Ledger, Apr. 10). “But you’ve got to get past it. And hopefully I’m on the other side of it.”
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
It reads like a poor excuse, but the entire team has been fighting some sort of stomach bug, or something, since Montreal. They’re professionals. They’ll say it doesn’t matter. It’s their job to fight through it. And, while that’s true, they’re also human, and I imagine this is easier said than done. It may or may not be the reason Wright is hitting .233, but it’s safe to assume he’ll be better than this eventually. If he’s back to .300 in June, it means he probably hit .350 in May, which is on par with his streakiness and something we should all be used to during his career.