David Wright swings at a pitch

David Wright left game due to neck, doesn’t expect to miss time

David Wright was pulled from Sunday’s game in the third inning after experiencing gradual neck pain throughout the game.

Wright later said he expects to be in the lineup when the Mets open their series against the Braves at Citi Field on Tuesday.

Wright  singled in the top of the third inning before scoring on a Lucas Duda home run.

He was then pulled before the Mets took the field in the bottom half of the inning due to muscle spasms on the right side of his neck.




57 comments
Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

Wright is now on the wrong side of 30....and Sandy may regret not trading Wright when he had the chance what Wright did in the past means NOTHING NOW...and with his current contract and declining skills trying to trade him now you would not get any big interest.Wrights contract may be Sandys biggest mistake yet.

Rich Colacino
Rich Colacino

Perhaps its not fair but the David Wright diminished skills and breaking down has coincided perfectly with enhanced steroid testing......If he was always a clean player as we assume and he performed at a high level from 2005-08 then shouldn't he have benefited from a cleaner game?

I would expect his numbers to remain the same or improve. Instead, he's been injury prone with severely declining power.....all signs of a steroid player. We will never know but clearly he is done.

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

If every year after this is going to be injured parts of season and just a 270-15 hr 75 rbis guy is what you are going to get out of Wright ...then was it really worth it to not trade him? If that's the case Flores playing everyday could probably hit 270 with 15 hrs???? When Dickey was traded I said they should consider trading Wright too.

joe21
joe21

there is a chance that he bounces back next year, maybe not to his top form, but at least be able to contribute. If this is a sign of things to come, it could really hamper the efforts to build a winner. I am not that big on a guy being a rah rah type, but in addition to a dreadful performance, he seems pretty indifferent about the whole season and for him to comment that he hopes that the team can add some pieces in the off season is mindboggling. The first thing this team needs is for him and Grandy to contribute something near what they are getting paid. If they get nothing from these two salaries the next two years, a new SS and LF are not going to be enough to compete

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

Guys get old. They lose it. It happens. Too bad they gave him all that scratch.

knucky
knucky

Thank God.  How could we ever replace his .260 average and single digit home runs?  No, I'm being serious.  .266/8/56 are HOF numbers in this lineup.

robby
robby

It happens to all Major leaguers.  It dosen't mean he's washed up.  He'll get back to form next year i'm sure of it.  The over the hill player we have is Granderson.  All that money to bat leadoff what a waste.  He was suppose to be our power hitter.  Sandy sucks!!

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

The Roids have caught up to him!

kcas44
kcas44

O V ER  RATED .18 MILLION DOLLAR SINGLES HITTER WHO CHOKES EVERY BIG SPOT DURING THE GAME,

BerryBeltran
BerryBeltran

David Wright is the only one of the underperforming players on this team that deserves a full pass THIS YEAR


Cant pull this disappearing act next year...especially if *giggle* the mets actually bring in improvements and work to become competitive

David Graf
David Graf

I would show him the bench....a little "pine time"

Matt Wolchock
Matt Wolchock

The bottom line is the guy has not homered since July 11th. If he is healthy than he is just no longer very talented.

John Schod
John Schod

Word has it that sleeping three to a bed at Motel 6 was the cause!!

Zac Tindall
Zac Tindall

David Wright is still David Wright he is getting up in age this was expected he's had injury problems but he still has the ability to help this team in the future him and granderson duda and Murphy and D'Arnaud and Lagares are the only fielder's that should remain next year in my opinion

Scott Rogers
Scott Rogers

last post was by me not aja, im at  work and she never log out of computer, so if anyone disagrees with it please dont badmouth her, comment to me scott rogers

Aja Cale
Aja Cale

we all know he having a bad year and probably over paid, put instead of constantly bad mouthing wright and saying he should take him self out of line up and some said he was tanking it, maybe he should commened for playing hurt, he being payed to play and aslong as he physical able to do it he will be out there, he has not used it as an excuse, im sure there are  alot of players out there who would have taken themselves out of lineup

mesmo
mesmo

According to TC, the neck spasms had been building for the past three games. So what is all this iron man BS about being completely healthy? Honestly, David... Just shut it down for a week! You aren't going to storm back into the race and you aren't going to win the Batting Crown..

Well, a REAL manager would have taken control of this situation a long time ago. More evidence that Terry is losing the clubhouse. Nice win though!

The shoulder is a bunch of baloney. Look at his hips turning towards the catcher before the swing. Even Bobby Valentine noticed that. Where is the illustrious coaching staff on this? By the way, Wright has been tanking for extended periods the past three years, not just this year. He is just not worth the accolades.


Metsfan62
Metsfan62

Did he get it when he thought he was going to get hit by a pitch . He seems afraid of getting hit . The ball was not even close .

Doubleday
Doubleday

Why did he have spasms in his neck?  Compensation for the bad shoulder.  SHUT HIM DOWN, already.

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

Playing through injuries always leads to compensating and tweeting both of which can lead to bad things. If we believe there was/is an injury today. Maybe TC's way of letting DW leave game "feeling good" after he got a hit. Now he also has "excuse" to rest DW during Braves series at home. Probably a way to do what they need to do - give DW a few days to try and regroup- but without stigma if being benched. It really wouldn't surprise me.

Pete Brilvitch
Pete Brilvitch

@Rich Colacino  Wright has been awful this year, but I don't think it's fair to say that he's clearly done based on one season . If his struggles go deep into next season, however, I'd be more likely to agree with you.

grillruben
grillruben

@Albert E Lewis 

The problem is no team is going to want him if that's all he has left and is owed that contract. Third base isn't the most difficult spot to fill. There are plenty of guys you can put there that can hit 15 plus hr's and give you similar offensive production. 

I don't understand the love affair with Flores. Granted he is still very young, but what has he shown that makes you say confidently he can hit .270 with over 15 hr's? He has 2 hr's in 76 games played, a .220 average and doesn't walk a lot. Not to mention he is a weak fielder. 

Pete Brilvitch
Pete Brilvitch

@Joseph Zerres  Don't you think that other teams have seen him play this year? No team would want his contract anyway.

shea
shea

@kcas44 could be worse....look at our soon to be "power hitter" who will be 34 years old, and su8cks so bad we have to bat him leadoff.....a power hitter, batting leadoff...a leadoff hitter batting 220.


And next year he's a 16m...

suzyq
suzyq

Commend him for playing hurt? Who needs him if he's hurt. He's certainly not helping the team that way. He should fake a few days off to rest up but if he has another year like this then we need to trade him. Problem is...no one will take his ridiculous contract. We may be stuck with him till he's 39. Way to go sandy.

mesmo
mesmo

Wright needs to take a few days off here and there in order to keep fresh. He seems reluctant to do so. He's not Cal Ripken. He doesn't need to be.

Lately David has been squeezing his bat so tight that he leaves little piles of sawdust in the batters box after each plate appearance. A few days off would do him a world of good.

Greg Nichols
Greg Nichols

If there is one player who you know never used ped's it Wright. His decline has to do with putting all the pressure of a declining franchise on his back. Also doesn't help that his own team made the deepest part of their own park, his power alley.

hankypanky
hankypanky

You mean the way Terry lost the clubhouse today?

Dream on.

joe21
joe21

  I think this is an accurate observation and a flaw that he has struggled with in the past. Everything flies open and he cant get to the outside part of the plate and pops up those right down the middle

kingman76
kingman76

what also concerns me is he almost falls over backwards and flinches from curve balls that aren't even close. 

Kevin VanTassell
Kevin VanTassell

Yeah, clearly injured players with huge contracts are in high demand.

nymetsrule
nymetsrule

@p8erbaghad lol he has a no trade clause and he'd have had to go through waivers. Idiot.

Arthur Anderson
Arthur Anderson

Unfortunately, this has been the case since The Beaning. Sad.

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

@grillruben @Albert E Lewis  Until Flores plays a full season.. the jurys out on him as far as im concerned I do think hes capable in 500 at bats of .270 15-16 hrs and 75-80 rbis. and not bad fielding at 3b which most scouts have already said his his best position... but if you get the same production from a guy making way less money? Of course when Wright was given that contract he probably should have been traded but their are too many sentimental fans here and this organization called him the face of the franchise. Flores has had 3 80 rbis seasons in the minors so the potential is there.

mesmo
mesmo

Perhaps he needs a sports shrink? Wilpons probably can't afford one.

kingman76
kingman76

@DarrolRayFanClub  don't waste your time answering him - he's some guy in his 60's who calls himself hankypanky - nuff said.