Quote: Wright Disappointed, but Playing to Win

David Wright is hitting just .221 with 30 strikeouts in just 23 games since returning from the disabled list on September 1.

Wright has also struck out a career-high 135 times, exceeding his prior high of 118 from last season.

Jerry Manuel told reporters that Wright will have tonight off.

…i have said it all year long that it has been a bizarre season for David but if you take his stats prior to his stint on the disabled list…he was in the top five in hitting all year despite missing some key pieces as protection in the lineup…that said, the strikeouts have been alarming this year and the injury didn’t cause his power outage…

Wright admits that he and the rest of his teammates are disappointed in the way 2009 turned out, telling reporters:

“”There’s not many positives we can take away from this year as a whole…It’s not a learning process dealing with failure. I’m ready after that last out to turn the page and get ready for next year, because this hasn’t been fun for anybody. In fact, it’s been very disappointing.”

Despite that disappointment, Wright is not mailing the rest of the season in, telling reporters that he takes a lot of pride in his at bats and is out there playing to win.