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David Wright given a day off, apparently against his will

May 19, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

David Wright angry.jpgAfter an 0 for 4, three-strikeout day against the Braves — capped by throwing away the ball and allowing the winning run to score — David Wright will be riding the pine for today’s game against the
Nationals.

Wright’s obviously struggling and, more importantly, looks to be getting frustrated, so most people would probably agree that a day off is a good idea.  David Wright is not most people, however. Here’s what he said after last night’s game when someone mentioned a day off:

“That could be one of the worst things right now. I want to get in there and get the taste out of my mouth.”

Look, the manager makes the call — and in this case, maybe Jeff Wilpon makes the call since he’s traveling with the team — but I hope for the Mets’ sake that there was a nice productive conversation about all of this before the lineup cards were filled out, because I don’t think David Wright needs something else to be aggravated about right now.

  1. Drew - May 19, 2010 at 3:41 PM

    Of all the players eligible for the batting title so far in the Mets lineup, David Wright leads the rest by 110 OPS. Sure, he’s going through a slow spot right now, but that’s kind of been his MO, hasn’t it? Hot streak, cold streak, hot streak, cold streak. Why is the team focusing on him, instead of EVERYONE ELSE? You want to worry about offensive production, worry about Jason Bay. Or Jose Reyes. Or Jeff Francoeur (who I guess you can’t really expect to play much better). Or pretty much anyone not named Ike Davis or Rod Barajas. I know David Wright is the face of the franchise and all that, but I hate that they always want to give him a hard time, when he’s pretty much the only thing the team has had going for it the past two seasons. Well that, and Johan Santana and his complete lack of run support.

  2. BCTF - May 19, 2010 at 3:43 PM

    He really wanted to make hay with Livan Hernandez tonight.

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