Classic Mets? David Wright Returns To Mets Lineup And Promptly Homers
August 24 / Tanya Ray Fox / SportsGrid
I'm about to say something that still feels very bizarre to say: it seems like everything is going the Mets way these days.
Sometimes I have to double check the MLB standings to make sure I haven't missed something, but it's true. Heading into Monday night's game against the Phillies, the Mets had a five game lead in the NL East and had won four of their last five games; and it was only about to get better. Career Met David Wright, who hasn't played in a game since April 14th, returned to the lineup to bat cleanup.
It became quickly apparent that Wright has not enjoyed missing this breakout Mets season.
After being diagnosed with spinal stenosis and facing the possibility that he might miss the whole season, it was already a triumphant return for the fan favorite and team captain. It's a rare blessing to be in first place and then get the face of your team and one of your best players back into the lineup. So it was only fitting that Wright kick off his return with a solo home run.
Here he is in his first at-bat of the game in the top of the second inning.
Damn, Mets. It's been so easy to root for you. You haven't been to the playoffs since 2006. You haven't won a pennant since 2000. You haven't won a World Series in nearly thirty years. But when seven-time All-Star David Wright hits a home run on his first visit to the plate in four months, you start making everyone a little nervous!
I guess the Mets aren't settling for being our underdog anymore.
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