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  • Fight for your Wright: Capt. stages walk-off party

    Had David Wright glanced into the Citi Field dugout, or at third-base coach Tim Teufel down the line, he would have seen that his superiors were freeing him to swing away. The Mets were stuck in a tie game, had been for most of Saturday, but Wright was batting with a 3-0 count and every base occupied. Fearing the take sign, he just didn't look.

  • Mets heavy on sluggers even without Duda

    Depth is not necessarily linear. For example: the Mets lost a first baseman on Monday, placing Lucas Duda on the disabled list for the foreseeable future. As assistant general manager John Ricco put it, "We're not going to be able to replace Lucas internally. We're losing one of our better players. It's not like we have another Lucas Duda in the organization."

  • Wright sends Mets to first walk-off win of '16

    David Wright's difficult season swung dramatically upward Saturday, when he hit a walk-off RBI single to lead the Mets to a 5-4 win over the Brewers at Citi Field. After Yoenis Cespedes hit a game-tying two-run homer in the sixth inning, Wright drilled a 3-0 Michael Blazek fastball into right-center field with the bases loaded and one out to win it in the ninth.

  • Wright, working through slump, stays in 2-hole

    When David Wright sees his name in a Mets lineup, he's in heart of the order. It's been a place etched in stone for Wright after 12 years making it his home. He's been in the two-hole most of the season, with a handful of games hitting third.

  • Wright relied on 'subtle' leg kick to start 2016

    David Wright has been using a leg kick, a high-risk, high-reward approach to hitting he started considering after consulting hitting coach Kevin Long following last year's World Series appearance.

  • Bloom: Wright's hard work pays off vs. Reds

    For David Wright, these are the nights that make all the struggles worth it as he laced the game-winning single in a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the Reds on Tuesday at Citi Field. And believe him, he's struggling to play through chronic spinal stenosis in his lower back and each day is a pain, both literally and figuratively.

  • Ringolsby: Wright showing he's back

    The Mets managed to split a season-opening two-game series in a matchup of last year's World Series participants by pulling out a 2-0 victory against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Wright sets Mets record with 12th OD start

    David Wright's appearance on Sunday night at Kauffman Stadium marked his 12th consecutive Opening Day start with the Mets, passing Bud Harrelson and Tom Seaver for the most in franchise history.

  • Wright's health could be key to Mets' success

    Scan the Mets' lineup and David Wright's name no longer stands out in marquee lights. With respect to Wright, who missed most of last season due to spinal stenosis, the Mets' offense now revolves around Yoenis Cespedes.

  • Wright, Conforto HRs back Matz vs. Nats

    Steven Matz put his Spring Training troubles behind him and David Wright hit his first homer of the spring as the Mets played to a 4-4 tie with the Nationals on Sunday at Tradition Field.

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