Originally written on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 11/14/14

David Wright is hitting .402 ... on May 13th.

I'm not sure I need to say any more today.

But I'll try. Saturday was an "all cylinders win" for the Mets, which is the best way to respond to a heartbreaking defeat. They got good starting pitching from R.A. Dickey, at least until he was plunked by Ricky Nolasco in the fifth, which was fine because it drove in a run ... but damn you Ricky Nolasco! What, were you mad because you were hit in the back by Daniel Murphy? So you go and hit two Mets for no good reason?

Oh, you were just wild? Okay, that's a good reason.

(By the way, I don't bash Tim McCarver for the sake of bashing Tim McCarver. But does he even listen to his broadcast partner? When Dickey got hit, Rich Waltz had said "it looks like he got hit in the right wrist". Then McCarver goes on and says "oh well thankfully he got hit in the left wrist" before looking at the replay and reversing his course. I know he's probably all confused not working with Joe Buck and he probably misses doing autotune with his buddy, but ... the hell! Pay attention! And then when Waltz talks about how the Mets have been playing well lately, McCarver goes and talks about how they should have won in 1988 ... which proved to be an eventual awkward segue to Darryl Strawberry hitting a monster home run in Montreal against now Marlins pitching coach Randy St. Claire. Hey I'm bitter about 1988 too, but stay on the main road, would ya please?!)

(And again, I'm not a habitual McCarver basher, but here's an idea: How about for these regional broadcasts, one local broadcaster from each team work together on FOX, and we do away with national broadcasters. Let's get some real insight about these teams from the guys that know them best. Rich Waltz and Keith Hernandez. Gary Cohen and Tommy Hutton. Hawk Harrelson and ... okay, bad example.)

They also got good enough work from the bullpen, and very promising output up and down the lineup (except, of course, Ike Davis who went 0-for-5 ... which puts him at Interstate 75 which thankfully is a short trip from Skittles Park in Miami). Daniel Murphy had four hits, Lucas Duda went three for six, and everyone else in the lineup except Ike had a hit (even Dickey.) But David Wright is the guy who has been locked in all season, and it didn't hurt that he was hitting .386 going in against Nolasco, and two hits out of three goosed that up against him. Four out of six for the game put him over the .400 mark overall this season. I'm wondering ... just wondering ... if the guy who signs his paychecks still thinks he's not a superstar.


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