David Wright is not in Tuesday’s lineup.
Wright admitted that his shoulder is not 100 percent, but disagrees with hitting coach’s Lamar Johnson statement that the injury is hampering Wright’s swing.
“When your shoulder is hurt, it’s really tough. It’s hurt in his left shoulder and that’s where your swing starts, with your left side, your left hand getting to the ball,” Johnson said in a recent MetsBlog Q&ACast. “Its been tough because he’s been trying to play through that. It’s just been a real tough haul because it’s hard to get a consistent swing when you’re in pain.”
Wright left Sunday’s game due to neck spasms. He said after the game on Sunday that he expected to be in the lineup on Tuesday.
Sandy Alderson said the Mets could “legitimately” put Wright on the disabled list, but Wright would have to agree to it.
Eric Campbell is starting at third base on Tuesday.