Captain Clutch: Wright Ties Franchise Walk-Off Record, Mets Are 27-10 When He Has An RBI

An article by posted on July 6, 2012

WALK-OFF RECORD: David Wright singled home Jordany Valdespin to give the Mets a 6-5 walkoff win over the Phillies last night. It was Wright’s eighth career walkoff RBI, tying him with Kevin McReynolds for the most in franchise story. Wright’s previous walkoff RBI came on August 7, 2008 when he took San Diego’s Heath Bell deep.

RBI MACHINE: David Wright had four RBI last night and has 17 RBI over his last eight games. The 17 RBI over eight games are the most he’s ever had over any eight-game span in his major league career. His previous high was 15 RBI in eight games from August 24-September 1, 2006. Wright had two four-RBI games in the series vs. Philadelphia, becoming the first Met to have a pair of four-RBI games in the same series against the Phillies.

HEADING TO THE BREAK: David Wright is hitting .35395, thousands of percentage points behind Jose Reyes, who holds the first-half team mark of .35428, set last year. Wright’s 26 doubles are tied for the third most in franchise history prior to the All-Star break, trailing Kaz Matsui’s 27 doubles in 2004 and Carlos Beltran’s 28 doubles in 2008. Below is a look at some of Wright’s top first-half performances.

YEAR   G   2B   RBI   AVG.
2006    87   22     74    .316
2008    94   24     70    .282
2010    87   25     65    .314
2012    79   26     59    .354

WRIGHT ON: David Wright, who was named to his sixth All-Star team on Sunday, is second in the majors with a .443 on-base percentage, fourth with a .354 batting average and tied for eighth with 48 walks. He is tied for second in the majors with 26 doubles and is tied for sixth with 59 RBI. Wright is tied for 10th in the majors with 55 runs scored. The Mets are 27-10 this year when Wright has an RBI.

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