Originally posted on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 6/20/12

The New York Mets completed their fifth sweep of the season tonight by downing the Baltimore Orioles for the third straight game.  David Wright helped power the offense and extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a first-inning single.  Wright finished the evening 3-4 with a run and RBI and is hitting .366 (15-41) during his run.  The 29-year-old’s most recent hot streak has his season average up to .358, good for third in the NL behind only Melky Cabrera  (.367 avg) and Joey Votto (.367 avg).  Wright’s .456 OBP and 1.027 OPS are second in the National League and #5 has been the main reason this cagey offense can produce runs consistently without much help from the long ball.

More importantly, #5 continues to be a clubhouse leader and I can’t help but think he and manager Terry are the biggest reasons why this team never gets too down on themselves.  They get swept by the Yankees only to come back and use those very same brooms on the Rays the following series.  They get beat up for three straight games by the Reds only to pick themselves up and take things out on a much improved Baltimore Orioles team.  The sweep or be swept run has gotta change if this team is going to make any headway in the NL East, but they’re showing the type of resiliency that has Wright’s stank all over it……and that’s a good thing.

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