Since the collapses of the 2007 and 2008 seasons, the New York Mets have failed to be relevant, even post All-Star break, let alone in September or October.
For the majority of the first half, it appeared the Metropolitans were headed for disaster, until a recent stretch where they have been playing above-.500-ball.
While phenom Matt Harvey, new comer Juan Lagares, and a revitalized Marlon Byrd and Eric Young Jr. Have been the catalysts, David Wright has been the steady force that is expected of a captain.
Hitting over .309 along with 16 homers and 54 RBIs, the seven time all-star has been quietly having another solid season.
In last night’s 4-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals, Wright hit a two run blast, but while running out a grounder in the 10thinning, came up limping.
On the play he injured his hamstring and was placed on the 15 Day DL. Mike Baxter, who made a crashing into the fence, no-hitter saving catch, was recalled from Triple A Las Vegas 51s.
Watch for Justin Turner and possible Josh Satin at third in Wright,s absence as the Mets battle to .500