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David Wright has four hits in win over Marlins, now batting .402 on the year

May 12, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

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David Wright‘s resurgence continued this afternoon, as he went 4-for-6 with a home run, three singles and three RBI in a 9-3 win over the Marlins.

Wright had an RBI single in the first, an opposite-field solo homer in the third and another RBI single in the ninth. He now has four consecutive multi-hit games, raising his batting average from .374 to .402 in the process. He’s currently tied with Josh Hamilton for the major league lead in batting average while his .489 on-base percentage is tops in all of MLB.

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Wright’s .402 batting average is the second-highest in franchise history on this date. Cleon Jones was hitting .411 on May 12 back in 1969.

Lucas Duda and Daniel Murphy also helped the cause this afternoon by delivering three hits apiece while R.A. Dickey allowed two run over six innings to improve to 5-1 on the young season. Dickey was hit in the right hand by a pitch in the fifth inning and stayed in for two more innings, but Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters after the game that he may be sent for an X-ray.

  1. proudlycanadian - May 12, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Good for Wright. He is having a better year that that other third baseman in NY.

    • dondada10 - May 12, 2012 at 6:27 PM

      Wright is locked in and you gotta figure the new dimensions at Citi Field are part of the answer. He’s back where he used to be mentally and has been blasting the ball to the opposite field all season.

      • ezthinking - May 12, 2012 at 6:44 PM

        Except you’d be wrong. He’s .289/.431/.444 at home and .459/.522/.656 on the road. That was before his 4 for 6 on the road today.

      • dondada10 - May 12, 2012 at 7:21 PM

        I never once mentioned home/away splits. All I said is that he’s locked in and I’m speculating that not being robbed of homeruns in half his games has affected his mentality.

      • kappy32 - May 12, 2012 at 7:22 PM

        I don’t think it’s the actual dimensions as much as its the confidence he has from the dimensions. Although his split is significantly better on the road than at home, he is driving the ball much better at Citi Field this year. There is no question that he got discouraged hitting the ball 420 feet & either flew out or only got a double. The changes, I believe, have him feeling much more comfortable, going to all fields, instead of being pull-happy, trying to shoot the ball over the fence in left, as he was doing the past couple years at Citi.

      • dondada10 - May 12, 2012 at 7:30 PM

        Exactly. With that being said, I’d imagine the home/away splits will level out and be somewhat similar to each other and also around 2005-2008 David Wright.

    • Utley's Hair - May 12, 2012 at 7:18 PM

      Len’s on vacation, so I guess I’ll say it.

      Leave ARoid alone!!! Or something like that.

      • proudlycanadian - May 12, 2012 at 7:30 PM

        The nameless third baseman who plays in the Bronx is having a decent season, but is not earning his salary. Wright has been much better that old “what’s his name”. I am more surprised by the high priced first baseman in NY who was a candidate for the BSOHL list, but is not hitting close to his weight.

        I repeat. Congratulations to Wright.

    • mybrunoblog - May 12, 2012 at 9:20 PM

      Why bring up the other NY third baseman? Don’t pick a fight with Yankee fans. You know you can’t win.
      I like Wright. Good for him.

  2. mybrunoblog - May 12, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Contract year.

    • dondada10 - May 12, 2012 at 9:56 PM

      …is next year. The Mets have an option on Wright for next season.

  3. arrooo - May 12, 2012 at 11:58 PM

    Trade him now. Get bang for your buck while he is hot. They got nothing for Reyes, don’t make the same mistake

    • dondada10 - May 13, 2012 at 7:54 AM

      If they trade him, the option voids. At this point, trading him in the off-season after the option is vested is the better option.

      A team is gonna give up more for a full-season after he had a good season rather than half a year.

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