David Wright on deck

David Wright says he feels dangerous at the plate again

David Wright went 3-for-4, including two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored, on Tuesday night against the Marlins.

The two doubles snapped a career-high 20-game stretch without an extra-base hit.

“It’s nice to feel dangerous at the plate,” Wright said, who is 6-for-12 with six RBI in his three games. “It’s nice to feel comfortable, it’s nice to feel dangerous, and that’s kind of what I’ve felt lately.”

Wright is batting .228 in the 41 games since the All-Star break. He has not a hit a home run since July 11, 43 games ago.

“The second half has been difficult,” Wright said. “To finally feel something click a little bit and carry it over into the game, it feels good and it’s a positive.”




89 comments
kcas44
kcas44

yup dangerous lol next day O for 5 with 4 strikeouts

Kenny Kirsch
Kenny Kirsch

I love when Mets fans have a sense of humor -these are hilarious comments

metdrama
metdrama

Wright is a nice guy, a, team player, and a guy who gives his all for the team and plays his butt off, and that's commendable.  But he has just not produced when the team needs him most, in clutch type, pressure situations, and hence the Mets wind up in the second division 6 years running.  Of course he is not the only underperformer, but he is the highest paid player, batting 3rd, and he has just failed tons more than he has succeeded.


I for one, can't think of a defining moment, a huge hit or play that he can be remembered by to this point (maybe the hit off Mariano in the 9th inning in 2006). Can anyone else?

bklynlou
bklynlou

Now that Wright is on. Track  Now they have to light fire under grandersons butt.to start earning his keep.I like grandy but his hitting is hard to watch

spo52
spo52

i think DW can hit 30/100 again. he isz in the prime of his career he had a bad year so  lets give him a pass!

metjetnet
metjetnet

OK… We're ready to start the season whenever you guys are set…! 

Huh? What? September? September WHAT?

Ohhhh…never minnnnnnnd...

matmil
matmil

Expecting DW to go back to 30 homers is asking too much. Did everybody think he was superman. But he can still play, maybe not like when he was 25 but still contribute.

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

Wright looked good at the plate in last night's game. Lets hope he is back on track to drive in runs.

hankincolo
hankincolo

Welcome to the party David. Do you think you can convince Granderson to go up the middle like you have, seems like it worked for you. 

And for all of you David doubters, let's not forget that Yank who is retiring had an awful month to six weeks a few years ago, and he snapped out of it too.

All hitters go into slumps, it happens.

WoodsideNative
WoodsideNative

But...but...but...his last at bat was his usual, terrible, strikeout. Gonna take more than a good couple of games to convince me. He won't be a 30 HR guy again but a .300 plus average and some XBH would be nice.

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

That's nice.  Its September.  Where you been?

ventura_4
ventura_4

David Wright hasn't hit a 3-run HR since 2012. 

Marc Seldin
Marc Seldin

I think Mo Vaughn said the same thing when he hit a homerun in 2002, (after having been something like 0 for his last 57 or something)..lol

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

Wow just read this in MLB's recap:


"David Wright had his first three-RBI game of the year...."  wow.  I mean, the Mets #3 hitter just had his first 3 rbi game of the year...on September 2nd.  

David is "my guy".  I'm happy he's here.  I think I'm sick of the Mets org. pulling out these fraudulent "good vibrations" stories to try and salvage this BS season.  And i'm not crazy about Wright following suit.  He knows he's had a sub-par year.  Acknowledge it and lets all move forward to ST 2015

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

I still think he's going to require some sort of surgery in the off season (shoulder, back..)  That is what has cost him this season.  For that, i'm willing to give him a pass.  However, as much i love 'im, I honestly don't need to hear from him after he goes off against a pitcher he's owned his whole career, and who hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2012. Save this sentiment for the end of season exit interview with Kevin Burkhardt.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

He's had a very sub par season.  Why invite sarcastic ridicule with nonsense like this. 

BerryBeltran
BerryBeltran

Now what happens if the rest of the season he slumps again? I really wish they would just shut up..all of them...Sandy, Terry etc. They always say stuff and then look stupid at the end

hashburry
hashburry

So Jimmyslums goes through the entire post to "like" all the vitriol.  Pathetic.

victor_zam
victor_zam

Dangerous? Lmao no HR in last 43 games? Dangerous. How many times we have watched you GIDP when we needed a run. September you started to heat up. I guess finishing dead last in NL east is not an option. Bum

ventura_4
ventura_4

8 HR and 50 somethin' RBI will never be considered dangerous, especially coming from a #3 hitter.

Glad it's not my $20 mil going in his pockets every year.

Lets Go Mets!
Lets Go Mets!

"David Wright Is Back" (sung to the tune of "My Boyfriend's Back")


 David Wright Is Back And There's Gonna Be Trouble!

Hey La, Hey La, David Wright Is Back!

His awful big and he's awful strong!

Hey La, Hey La, David Wright Is Back!

Every other team is shaking in their pants!

Hey La, Hey La, David Wright Is Back!

Met fans everywhere are doing the winning dance!

Hey La, Hey La, David Wright Is Back! 


BerryBeltran
BerryBeltran

Been supporting you all season but this actually frustrates me.


Why now?

bromancer
bromancer

Mr. Clutch.  This is the guy you want up there when absolutely nothing is on the line.

matmil
matmil

Appears Grandy won't do it and nobody will ask him to.

vandelay
vandelay

@C.K. Dexter Haven Well he's acknowledged his bad year a number of times.  And even  in these quotes  he's  talking about the poor second half.   What happens this month isn't going to "save the season" - I don't think anyone had suggested it would.   But they still have to play these games - so they should want to play them well.  And even though Wright is an accomplished  player with a long career, it would probably help his confidence a bit to end the year at least playing decently well as opposed to the .200 avg 2 XBH in the entire second half..streak he was on

Dana Smith
Dana Smith

@C.K. Dexter Haven Penny has pitched several games this year. For what it's worth, sometimes it takes getting some hits against a guy you are comfortable against to get going.

vandelay
vandelay

@BerryBeltran If he slumps again, everyone will talk about how he is slumping again.  All he basically said was that he felt good at the plate for the first time in awhile.  If he says nothing and goes out and sucks again for the next few weeks - people will still talk about how he's sucking

Mark Kohn
Mark Kohn

@BerryBeltran  are you on the right one? I didn't see anyone else say anything except for Wright.


If Wright feels good at the plate again, then good for him.

Chris Molloy
Chris Molloy

@victor_zam  David is still a very good hitter. The Mgr. has to sit to him a couple of times a month to get the best out of Wright. He is not 27 and will continue to have long periods of slumps if not rested properly

hashburry
hashburry

Do people still use Facebbok?

Dana Smith
Dana Smith

@ventura_4 But Wright has been in this league for 10 years, and every veteran and every young guy coming up knows who he is and what he is capable of. Pitchers have realized they can pitch him a certain way. He has responded, which is good. I think it would be better to know our best overall player can play still with a strong September.

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

@bromancer It's amazing how stupid people can be.  Our best player is going through an awful year, it happens unfortunately.

ventura_4
ventura_4

@Dana Smith @ventura_4 What makes more sense, it took major league organizations 10 years to figure out how to pitch to Wright; or that Wright is declining? There was just a study done showing that it takes the league 30 days to adjust to a rookie where it used to take 90. You're telling me the league has just figured out how to pitch to him? C'mon man, I love Wright and what he has done for this organization on and off the field, but he's declining pretty fast, and 6 more years on that contract is looking pretty bad right now. Hopefully that changes, I'm not rooting against the guy. 

bromancer
bromancer

@BringBackDaveTelghe @bromancer

Maybe a nice shopping trip will calm you down, Molly.

hashburry
hashburry

@bromancer It's ok BBDT, he's just hurt that his bromance hasn't worked out the wanted.  DW disappointed him, so he is lashing out.

bromancer
bromancer

@hashburry @bromancer  It seems you've missed the sarcasm of my screen name.  Bromancer2 is probably still available for you, though.

hashburry
hashburry

@bromancer @hashburry Wow, that is some kind of sarcasm.  Maybe you should understand, without context, sarcasm does not exist.  And I still think your emotionally destroyed by DW not having a great year.

bromancer
bromancer

@hashburry @bromancer


$138 Million. Married to a model. Living in NYC. I'd say your boy is having a pretty good year.


Unfortunately for us, though, he's in decline, soft, a lousy leader, worthless in the clutch, dominating our anemic payroll, and undermining our rebuilding effort.


We do sell a lot of those #5 jerseys though!


Alas, we'll get 'em next decade.

bromancer
bromancer

@hashburry @bromancer So, your implication is that I'm not a fan.  Guess again.  You're  addressing an original Mets fan -- someone who regularly watched games from the press level at Shea in the 60s and 70s -- someone who was there in '69 and '86 -- and someone who is utterly disgusted with the current state of the franchise, along with it's soul-selling maneuver of anointing Mr. Right as the façade of the franchise, effectively putting marketing ahead of product. I say "we" because I'm not alone.  You don't have to agree, but you could stand to be a bit more civil.