David Wright went 2-for-3 with a walk, home run and two runs scored in last night’s 5-4 win over the Phillies.
After the game, Wright told reporters he isn’t happy with his reaction speed at third base yet.
“I’ve been lucky getting in some hitters’ count,” Wright explained. “But still, defensively, I’m not really reacting the way I want to. It’s going to take more than two games.”
Wright said he feels good but is feeling sore and stiff, and was unlikely to return after the rain delay, should play have resumed.
“I feel about how I expected to — a little sore, a little stiff — but for the most part pretty good,” Wright said.
Terry Collins said before Wright returned he would play eight of the final ten games of the year – he will not be in Sunday’s lineup, and will also rest on Wednesday against the Reds.
“Two [games] in a row is good enough for him right now. We’ll get him ready for Monday in Cincinnati,” Collins said after the game.
Wright would like to play in the final four games of the season at Citi Field, but isn’t sure if Collins will permit that.
“I think Terry’s already made up his mind that it’s going to be two-on, one-off until we get back home,” Wright said. “And hopefully I go all four of those if he lets me. So I think that’s the plan right now.”
Wright now has two home runs since returning from the disabled list – he is hitting .313 with 18 home runs and 57 RBI in 107 games this season.