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New York Mets third baseman David Wright has had a rough past few seasons, battling injuries and a team that has essentially fallen apart around him. But on Wednesday night the 29-year-old finally had a reason to celebrate, as he broke the franchise’s all-time record for runs batted in.
In a 5-1 win over the Miami Marlins, Wright went 1-for-3 with a go-ahead two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning. That blast gave him 735 career RBI, breaking a tie with Darryl Strawberry atop the club’s all-time list.
Wright played the “honored to be mentioned with…” card after the game and said the following:
“It’s nice being mentioned for the individual things but what I really want is to be mentioned, have that type of legacy that those guys had in ’86 and even the Mike Piazza era and the Subway Series. That’s ultimately where I want to be mentioned.”
If he stays with the Mets beyond his current contract, there is a good chance Wright will be considered the best position player in fr...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Frustrated himself, Wright shows leadership.
David Wright has always been the unofficial captain of the Mets. Once they extend his contract – which they should – it would be a good idea to make it official. That’s because just about everything he does shows leadership.
Take last night for example.
It was cold and damp. A good night not to be playing baseball. Still, late in...
PRICE IS WRIGHT
David Wright is one of the top third basemen in the game and approaching free agency. How much money is he worth?
The New York Mets (10-8) topped the Miami Marlins (7-10) behind a 2-run home run off the bat of David Wright that moved the cornerstone 3rd baseman into 1st place on the Mets all time RBI list, passing Darryl Strawberry's record.After tying Darryl Strawberry's record a week ago, David Wright finally moved to first place on the Mets all time RBI list with a 2-run home run...
INTO THE RECORD BOOKS!
David Wright’s two-run home run in the sixth-inning gave him 735 career RBI, the most in franchise history, passing Darryl Strawberry, who had 733.
“I think that just kind of growing up and knowing the history of the organization, to have your name mentioned in the same breath with Strawberry and Piazza and some of these guys, is quite an honor, and...
The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins 5-1 last night improving to 10-8 in the process.
R.A.DICULOUS: R.A. Dickey improved to 3-1 on the year, allowing one run on three hits over seven innings.
Dickey retired 13 of the first 14 batters he faced — including 10 in-a-row — before Omar Infante ended the streak with a solo home run that landed deep into the second deck in...
R.A. Dickey was lights out, the Mets offense managed to score some runs late, and #5 David Wright became the Mets all-time leader in RBI’s in their 5-1 win, ensuring a series victory against the Marlins.
R.A. Dickey came out today and had his best outing of the season, going seven innings allowing one run on three hits, walking one and striking out seven. Dickey’s only...
David Wright hit a two-run homer to become the Mets' career RBIs leader, R.A. Dickey outpitched Mark Buehrle in a crafty duel Wednesday night and New York beat the Miami Marlins 5-1.
Jose Reyes singled with one out in the Marlins' eighth inning for his first hit against his former team in eight at-bats, eliciting yet another chorus of lusty boos from the crowd that once...
David Wright set a historic team record last night when he homered off Mark Buehrle to give the Mets a 2-1 lead, a game they ultimately would win 5-1. Those two RBI were the 734th and 735th of his career, setting the Mets record that was previously held by Darryl Strawberry. It’s amazing that he’s in his 9th season with the Mets. Even if he only finishes out his current contract...
Mets 5 - Marlins 1
David Wright drilled a 2 run homerun in the bottom of the 6th inning, giving RA Dickey all the runs he needed as the Mets topped the Marlins 5-1. David’s clutch blast put him at the top of the Mets all time RBI list. Following the game, the normally modest, Wright could not contain his joy; informing the press that he intended to celebrate old school style: “I’m planning
David Wright set the Mets’ all-time career RBI record last night, passing Darryl Strawberry, but he was already high on the list of the greatest Mets position players of all time. In fact, by Wins Above Replacement, Wright already is the G.M.O.A.T. — Greatest Met Of All Time. (Other than Tom Seaver, of course. No shame in that. Tom Terrific is probably one of the two or three...
Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
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W: R. Dickey (3-1) L: M. Buehrle (1-3)
HR: MIA - O. Infante (5) NYM - D. Wright (3)
David Wright became the Mets' all-time RBI leader with a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning, as New York took down the Miami Marlins, 5-1 at Citi Field.
Lucas Duda went...
NEW YORK (AP) -- David Wright hit a two-run homer to become the Mets' career RBIs leader, R.A. Dickey outpitched Mark Buehrle in a crafty duel Wednesday night and New York beat the Miami Marlins 5-1.
Jose Reyes singled with one out in the Marlins' eighth inning for his first hit against his former team in eight at-bats, eliciting yet another chorus of lusty boos from the...
While "showing up at Citi Field" does not quite have the same ring as "showing up at Shea," Squawker Jon and I are going to be at Citi Field tonight for Jose Reyes' return to Flushing. Jon is showing up because he is a Reyes fan. I am showing up because I can't resist a chance to stick it to the Mets for not even making an offer to their best position...
With the Mets set to start a weekend set against the Rockies in Colorado, it’s only natural for us to think about power and home runs that seem to fly out of that place with the thin air.
You can bet that the Mets are thinking about it as well. Speaking of betting, sports betting websites can be found at this link. With the rut that Ike Davis is in, this is a bad idea for him....
The New York Mets (11-8) successfully completed a sweep of the Miami Marlins (7-11) this afternoon in walk off fashion as Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a bases loaded single to end the game.Trailing 2-1 heading into the 9th inning, Heath Bell had immediate trouble controlling his pitches and walked David Wright. Bell's inability to find his control led him to a full count on Lucas Duda...