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  1. Injuries force Mets to use David Wright at shortstop

    May 28, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    Ronny Cedeno is unavailable because of a strained calf, so when Justin Turner left today’s game with a serious-looking leg injury the Mets shifted David Wright from third base to shortstop. Wright has never started a game at shortstop and has just one career appearance there, which came last season and involved him playing two…

  2. Brandon Morrow dominates Mets in three-hit shutout

    May 19, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT

    Brandon Morrow Reuters

    The Mets were particularly vulnerable this afternoon with David Wright out of the starting lineup and Blue Jays’ right-hander Brandon Morrow took advantage, tossing a complete game three-hit shutout as part of a 2-0 victory. Morrow struck out eight and walked one while throwing 76 out of 107 pitches for strikes. The Mets nearly had…

  3. David Wright gets scheduled day off while dealing with illness

    May 19, 2012, 12:37 PM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    David Wright is out of this afternoon’s lineup against the Blue Jays as he deals with an illness. Justin Turner will start in his place at the hot corner and bat sixth against right-hander Brandon Morrow. The Mets are playing 20 games in 20 days, so the day off was already scheduled, but Adam Rubin…

  4. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    May 19, 2012, 8:47 AM EDT

    A.J. Ellis AP

    A.J. Ellis continues to take advantage of his first chance at regular playing time in the big leagues. Ellis went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a walk-off walk in a 6-5 win over the Cardinals last night as the Dodgers improved to a major-league best 26-13 on the year. Of course, walks are nothing new…

  5. Terry Collins makes the unwritten rules even more complicated than they already were

    May 16, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

    Terry Collins

    Here’s an interesting philosophical question: if you get into one of those unwritten rules, Old School situations in which the other guy’s big star gets drilled and, you can expect, your big guy is going to get hit in retaliation, are you obligated to make your big guy bat and take that lump? Terry Collins…

  6. The Mets are poised to offer David Wright a long term deal

    May 14, 2012, 8:48 AM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal says that the Mets are planning on offering David Wright a long term deal this summer. There have been some rumblings of contract talks between Wright and the Mets, but nothing concrete has been reported. Lots of “the Mets really like, Wright and want him to be the…

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

    May 12, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    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,…

  8. The Mets are all using Beastie Boys as their walkup music tonight

    May 4, 2012, 7:02 PM EDT

    Obit Adam Yauch

    This is probably the best thing the Mets have ever done: All #Mets starters will be using Beastie Boys songs as their walk-up music tonight. — Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 4, 2012 David Wright has requested “Brass Monkey.” The Beastie Boys were and are big #Mets fans. — Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 4, 2012  …

  9. Brad Mills went a bit nutso with his pen last night

    May 1, 2012, 10:35 AM EDT

    Brad Mills

    Look, the Astros won the game so it’s all good, but this was a little nuts:  Brad Mills used six pitchers against six consecutive batters across an inning and a third. Bud Norris started the game and went six and two-thirds innings.  In the seventh, the last batter he faced was Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who singled in…

  10. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 30, 2012, 5:45 AM EDT

    San Diego Padres v San Francisco Giants

    Giants 4, Padres 1: Madison Bumgarner keeps rolling (7.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 6K). After the game he explained his recent success by saying “I’m just trying to make pitches.”  I’ve heard that for 30 years and I’m still not quite sure what it means but I always like hearing it for some reason.…

  11. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 26, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Royals celebration

    Royals 8, Indians 2: I keep hitting refresh on the scoreboard but nothing changes so, apparently, this is correct and the Royals actually won a game.  Billy Butler hit two homers as Kansas City beat up on Ubaldo Jimenez. Mets 5, Marlins 1: David Wright hit a two-run homer, giving him 735 RBI in his…

  12. David Wright hits solo homer, nets three hits in return from fractured right pinkie

    Apr 14, 2012, 8:41 PM EDT

    Mets Wright watches his solo home run against the  Phillies during the first inning of their National League MLB baseball game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    So, uh, David Wright is going to be just fine. The 29-year-old third baseman returned to the Mets’ starting lineup on Saturday afternoon for the first time since fracturing his right pinkie finger and broke out for three hits (including a first at-bat homer) in a 5-0 New York victory over the Phillies. When Wright…

  13. David Wright cleared to return to lineup Saturday

    Apr 14, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT

    David Wright Getty

    David Wright appeared bound for the disabled list after saying last night that he couldn’t “functionally” grip a bat or grip a baseball because of the small fracture in his right pinkie finger, but he has apparently made a lot of progress over the past 16 hours or so. The Mets just announced that Wright…

  14. David Wright can’t play, might go on disabled list

    Apr 13, 2012, 6:20 PM EDT

    David Wright

    David Wright was cleared to play by a hand specialist Thursday, but he was held out of Friday’s lineup and might yet land on the DL with a fractured pinkie finger. Wright made it clear he doesn’t want anyone questioning his pain tolerance while he sits out: It’s not about me sucking it up and…

  15. The Mets want David Wright to be the face of the franchise for years to come

    Apr 13, 2012, 11:03 AM EDT

    david wright ap

    Over at the New York Daily News, Andy Martino reports that, even though extension talks haven’t taken place, the Mets are probably going to try to keep David Wright in a Mets uniform for years to come. The key thing is whether the Mets think Wright will become injury prone all of a sudden. Which,…

  16. David Wright cleared to play after examination

    Apr 12, 2012, 7:50 PM EDT

    David Wright

    Whether he’ll be in the lineup Friday is still to be determined, but David Wright has been cleared to play after seeing a hand specialist for the second straight day on Thursday. Wright’s status for Friday against the Phillies will be a game-time decision. Wright has missed two games since breaking his right pinkie finger…

  17. Dr. Collins weighs in on David Wright’s finger

    Apr 12, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Terry Collins

    Terry Collins, M.D., talking about David Wright‘s broken pinky finger after yesterday’s game: “I’m not a doctor, and I don’t mean to step on their toes . . . but when they give us a final diagnosis of the whole thing, my gut is you’ll see him (play) Friday.” Could be. But man, after a…

  18. David Wright could be back in the Mets’ lineup within days

    Apr 11, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

    david wright ap

    David Wright‘s broken right pinkie finger is apparently a much less significant injury than it sounds, as the Mets third baseman will avoid surgery and might even be back in the lineup by the end of this week. “I think David’s gonna be fine,” manager Terry Collins told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. “I…

  19. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 11, 2012, 6:02 AM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Houston Astros

    Braves 6, Astros 4: Chipper Jones came off the disabled list, singled in his first at bat and hit a home run in his second. Dude is on death’s door and he hasn’t had functional knees since Bush’s first term yet he’s still the best hitter on this team.  Tyler Pastornicky hit his first MLB…

  20. David Wright diagnosed with fractured right pinkie finger

    Apr 10, 2012, 9:03 PM EDT

    wright getty

    From beat writer Andy Martino of the New York Daily News comes word that Mets third baseman David Wright has been diagnosed with a small fracture near the middle of his right pinkie finger. Wright doesn’t need surgery, but he has been put in a protective splint and will be sidelined indefinitely. The Mets will…

  21. David Wright scratched from lineup with finger injury, going for X-rays

    Apr 10, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    David Wright

    David Wright was a late scratch from the Mets’ lineup and will undergo X-rays on a right pinkie finger injury suffered yesterday. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Wright suffered the injury diving back into first base after hitting a single and “is hoping it’s not broken, but he’s unsure.” Ronny Cedeno is…

  22. Lucas Duda homers twice in win over Braves

    Apr 7, 2012, 5:46 PM EDT

    Lucas Duda Getty

    With Lucas Duda and David Wright doing the heavy lifting for the offense, the Mets beat the Braves 4-2 this afternoon to move to 2-0 on the season. Wright struck first in the bottom of the first inning, driving a ball to what was once his comfort zone in right-center field. While the Mets moved…

  23. Springtime Storylines: How long will the Mets spend in baseball purgatory?

    Mar 30, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

    Sandy Alderson AP

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2012 season. Up next: The New York Mets. The Big Question: How long will the Mets spend in baseball purgatory? How much hope can…

  24. David Wright played a baseball game, survived

    Mar 26, 2012, 5:07 PM EDT

    David Wright

    David Wright made his spring debut today against the Cardinals and it went OK. More than OK, actually, as Adam Rubin reports  — and the picture to the right shows — he made a spectacular diving stop on a Rafael Furcal shot down the third base line, throwing the speedy Furcal out. Wright said he…

  25. David Wright to make his spring debut today

    Mar 26, 2012, 9:11 AM EDT

    david wright ap

    Over the weekend we heard that David Wright may make his spring debut on Tuesday against the Braves. But the Mets Twitter feed tells us differently today: David Wright is starting at third base today and batting third!! — New York Mets (@Mets) March 26, 2012   Wright tore his rectus abdominis (no, not that) earlier…

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