Rust? What rust?
David Wright had sort of a triumphant return last night as the Mets beat the Phillies 6-4 in the opening game of their weekend series. Wright had terrific night at the plate and showed no rust from his seven week layoff going 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, and a run scored. What was amazing about his return was that Wright played in no rehab games in between his injury and his return last night.
“It was just fun to be back out there,” Wright said after the win. “You feel like when you’re hurt, you’re not really part of the team and not part of that camaraderie. To get out there and to get those competitive juices flowing again, that was fun. You don’t really know how much you miss it until you’re out for the six or seven weeks.”
Wright’s homer came in his first at-bat – an opposite-field two-run homer against Cole Hamels. It gave the Mets third baseman 18 career homers in Philly, the most by a visiting player in the 10-year history of Citizens Bank Park. It also...