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David Wright had flu-like symptoms, now feeling better

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.




44 comments
Michael McDermott
Michael McDermott

I don't think Wright has to hit .350 in May to reach .300 in June -- actually going 3 for 3 tonight will get him there. Jeez, relax... Wright is the least of our problems.

John Paul Cullinane
John Paul Cullinane

If you're sick, sit out...put murphy at 3B, EYJ at 2B and Flores and SS...get healthy.  Otherwise you're hurting the team as well as your stats.

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

Am surprised the crack Met Medical Staff did not diagnose St. Vitus Dance or Achy Breaky Heart.

rico
rico

To all the haters,  Tejada is playing pretty darn well, the bullpen hasn't allowed a run in the last 4 games, and Wilmer has been booting the ball over all over the infield at SS in AAA.



Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

Anyone who was sick like Wright was had no business on Citifield Friday night when it was 38 degrees and raining. I was there - it was brutal. You could see then that David was out there coughing all night. People, even athletes, get sick and need time to recover. Exerting yourself, standing outside for 4 hours on a night like that doesn't help you get better faster which should be everyone's goal. The flu can cause fever and dehydration on its own and those are not things you should be playing with. The saddest part here is that they feel a sick Wright is better than any of the other bench players (which is basically just Satin who can play third or Q who could take second if Murphy slid over).  I heard last night that Shane Victorino was sent back to his hotel and not allowed in the clubhouse because he was sick - wanted him to get well and avoid spreading illness as much as possible.

All of that aside, this team should have been able to let Wright do the same and come back strong. Since they didn't, TC should have just kept quiet. Everyone knows this town and the state of the team and knows that people will, right or wrong, say its an excuse. Wright doesn't want that and it just proves over and over that PR messaging and handling of medical issues are always, always a mess!

cmetsfan
cmetsfan

Mets trounced the Expos their last game. Some kind of germ payback probably happened because Canada's too cold for virus's, naturally.

Lets Go Mets!
Lets Go Mets!

Now we know Why the Mets have gotten off to a slow 3-5 start..

Now that the team is healthy...

Look Out Rest Of the League!!!

(P.S. - who else feels a 9 out of 10 win streak coming up??)

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

2-1, 3-2, 4-3 losses will be normal this year. Get used to it.






















Bob Burket
Bob Burket

Wright didn't look sick last night after a base hit. He was laughing and chatting it up with Freeman. I hate when I see that. Yuck Yucking with the other team. Sorry. Im old school. I guesss when they all make millions, it doesn't matter.

Kevin Scott
Kevin Scott

The flu is a poor excuse?  For a professional athlete who's job relies on split-second timing?  Get over yourself Cerrone.  Maybe you should spend a little more time proofreading your posts and a little less time deciding what qualifies as a legitimate excuse concerning the health of others.

ponzies86
ponzies86

Down in the Farm.


Synderguarrd got his first lost of the season.


Montero is 2-0 and still gets no media love

Mindy Ehrlich
Mindy Ehrlich

I could tell he wasn't right. Was hoping he wasn't hiding an injury.

Patrick Cooley
Patrick Cooley

Ever notice with David Wright it's he "had" something? He never complains or makes excuses. He just does his job each and every day.

sylow59
sylow59

A stomach bug for 10 days?

nolrog
nolrog

Wright has been having flu like symptoms, yet Collins didn't see fit to give him a day off to recover. 

72tilltc
72tilltc

@rico  Tejada has been booting the ball on pristine infields cant turn a dp and cant throw out speedy runners on routine ground outs.

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

@rico Yes, the guy has been swinging the bat fairly well but his fielding has not been solid. He was actually a pretty good glove man when he came-up. Both he and Ike have regressed badly in that regard.

Kevin Scott
Kevin Scott

@rico Tejada may be hitting the ball decently, but he is also a dreadful fielder.  It's gotta be close to 50% of the grounders to SS end up either hits or errors.  He plays too deep to compensate for his lack of range and doesn't have the arm strength to make that work.  I am rooting for him, but the kid doesn't belong in the big leagues.

Kevin Scott
Kevin Scott

@Bob Burket Wait, you've never laughed or had a conversation when you were sick?  That must be a brutal way to go through life.  I had a stomach bug last week, and get this, I talked to people, laughed when funny things happened, and continued about my day.  Most people I encountered probably didn't even know I was sick.  

Why don't "old-school" people understand that these baseball players are actually humans with emotions, personal relationships, and varying degrees of health?  They are not robots or warriors.  I can guarantee that there were many, many players who laughed and spoke and got the flu during whatever long-gone era you are trying to reference.  The only thing that has changed between the game today and the game you remember is a figment of your distorted memory.

Adam Porte
Adam Porte

@Kevin Scott I think you have rather misread that first sentence. He's quite clearly saying 'Even though it sounds like a poor excuse, lots of the players HAVE been struggling with illness. They will say it's all fine and hasn't impacted on their play, but it's bound to have done so.'

Not quite so pithy in my version, so the way he has written it is absolutely fine!

cj1786
cj1786

@ponzies86 I think we should also keep in mind that Las Vegas factor.  Its a terrible place to pitch and it might take Snydergaard time to adjust to pitching there. We saw it last year when Montero got promoted to AAA and struggled for a while.

cj1786
cj1786

@sylow59 He said the team has been battling a bug since Montreal, not one specific player.  They don't all get sick at the same time.  A few guys may have gotten it around that time, then spread it to others, then the first guys feel better and few others get sick.  Its spreads.  He said Wright had been feeling ill for the last week, but is now feeling better.  Its not uncommon at all for flu symptoms to last a week.

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

@nolrog Eh...he's had two days off in the last week, the team is anemic and no one has been hitting.  Unless Wright coughed up a lung he wasn't coming out.

cj1786
cj1786

@nolrog How do you know he didn't try?  Maybe David said he wanted to be out there.  And if David says he can go out there then you play him.  He's your captain, the manager has to trust him in that situation. 

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@nolrog  At the beginning of the season, you want to give the captain of the team a few days off?? C'mon be a little realistic.  He sits Wright everyone here is screaming for TC's head and Wright's for that matter...  Honestly?  This should NEVER have come out now.  Wright doesnt need any excuses

D
D

@nolrog  Collins is so inconsistent and contradictory that is constantly blows my mind.  I can't imagine what his players must think

vandelay
vandelay

@Kevin Scott @Bob Burket  Haha....if I could give this post multiple likes I would.   The conversation is extra amusing when we are talking about a guy who's job it is to be a professional athlete.  He's working out, running around all day...that's fine to do with the flu.  But if he smiles or laughs for 2 seconds...clearly he must not be sick!!

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

@Kevin Scott @Bob Burket When I don't feel good, I don't yuck yuck with anyone. I just get thru the day and go home. There is too much fratinizing  or however you spell it today with the opposition. I don't like it. Sue me. And bud, I have probably forgotten more about the Mets than you will ever know. So distort this and call 1-800-BITE ME.

Kevin Scott
Kevin Scott

@Adam Porte @Kevin ScottYeah, to me, having the flu does not READ like a poor excuse at all.  It reads like a completely legitimate situation, regardless of the health of the other 24 men on the roster.  I read the statement just fine, this is just another example of Clueless Cerrone.  But thanks for jumping to his defense, I'm sure he appreciates it.

nolrog
nolrog

@C.K. Dexter Haven If he's sick, he's sick.  Whether it's the begging of the season is completely irrelevant.

vandelay
vandelay

@Bob Burket @Kevin Scott  Well not everybody can finish last.  And since it takes two sides to "yuck it up" and joke around...clearly one of the "nice guys" is still winning.  

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

@Kevin Scott Baseball football basketball whatever sport. Being friendly with the other team shouldn't happen. You're trying to beat the other team, not ask them out to dinner. It was refreshing to hear the back and forth of Muffet McGraw and Geno Auremma the other night regarding how ND and UConn felt about eachother.  That's my point.  Like Leo Durocher used to say. Nice guys finish LAST.

Kevin Scott
Kevin Scott

wow, what an intelligent response.  I doubt your forgotten knowledge, as well as whatever knowledge you claim to currently possess.  If you don't like people having a good time, perhaps you should spend your free time doing something other than watching grown men play a kids game.  What's interesting about you not liking people speaking to each other is that nobody cares what you think.  At all.  Please do everyone a favor and forget the rest of this great deal of baseball knowledge you claim to possess and go watch something with a little less smiling.  

THIS IS BASEBALL, EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE SERIOUS ABOUT IT!!!!  Never has there been a more absurd premise to enjoying a game.