David Wright entered Tuesday night’s game with three hits in his previous 43 at bats.
He later went 2-for-4 with a home run, though the Mets lost, 6-2, to the Cardinals.
“I’m a big part of this offense and for us to win, I understand I have to produce,” Wright said (Star-Ledger, June 17).
The Mets have lost of 11 of their last 14 games, during which Wright is batting .106.
Instead of the usual five minutes, Terry Collins said it took him 75 minutes to construct Tuesday’s lineup, which ended up scoring just two runs and featured Jon Niese batting eighth.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
It’s not where they’re batting, Terry, it’s who is batting. I’m running out of ways to say it, especially since I whined about this as recently as Tuesday, but until the Mets get better hitters, I see no evidence that this group can score more runs than they are, despite Sandy Alderson citing their almost-even run differential. Yes, I’m sure they’re capable of having a big game here and there, but to inch back to .500 they’ll need to do it consistently, and I don’t know that they can, at least not as currently constructed.