Terry Collins acknowledged to reporters after the Mets 3-1 loss to the Braves on Wednesday night at Turner Field, that the team really wishes their Captain was available to play.
“Obviously we miss David [Wright],” Collins said. “We miss David’s bat in the lineup. There’s no doubt. It kind of spreads out things a little differently.”
David Wright hasn’t seen action since June 26th and in total has missed six straight games with a bruised left rotator cuff. He has not been placed on the disabled list and remains on the active roster, but during the Atlanta series, Wright stayed in New York to continue to receive treatment.
Since the Captains departure from the lineup, the Mets are 1-5, averaging just 2.4 runs per game in those five losses.
While I strongly agree that Wright’s bat is missed, in his absence Eric Campbell stepped up and hit in all six games while batting .400 (10 for 25) in that span.
Look, this team has struggled to come up with a timely hit with or without Wright all season long. The team’s on pace to break the all time franchise record for strikeouts in a season. They’re batting .164 with the bases loaded and are leaving record numbers of men on base this season overall. This offense has some major problems that are not going to be suddenly resolved on Friday when Wright returns to the lineup. Collins may not say it, but believe me he knows it.