“It’s nice to feel dangerous at the plate” (Marc Carig, Newsday). David Wright expressed that very simple sentiment after Tuesday nights win over the Marlins. For Mets fans, it was as big a relief as it was for Wright.
There’s no question that Wright is trying to breakout from the worst slump of his career. Last night, Wright recorded his first extra base hit since August 7th and now has 6 hits in his last 3 games. Since August 13th, Wright’s batting average slid from .276 down to .263 on August 30th. That slide finally came to an end this week and he now has his average back up to .268.
“This last week, I’ve felt better, and more comfortable at the plate than I have probably the last month or so,” Wright said. “That’s a good sign” Wright said after the game. It’s clear that Wright has looked better over the last week and it’s nice that he’s seen it too.
Manager Terry Collins has seen it too. “He’s human too, even though he’s who he is. He’s got feelings and he knows he’s got to contribute. And so when you have games like tonight, you’ve got to feel good about it.”
Wright needs to have a big September to prove to himself that he can still tear the cover off the ball. With so much responsibility heading into 2015, Wright needs to get his confidence up and this week has the perfect start.