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November 1, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK — David Wright rounded first base, watched Curtis Granderson slide safely into second base, and clapped his hands. The New York Mets captain, who had battled injuries and endured eight consecutive seasons without a postseason appearance, had just broken open Game 3 of the World Series. Wright saved his signature playoff performance, a four-RBI game, for Friday night's record crowd at Citi Field, where the Mets kept their championship hopes alive with a 9-3 win over the Kansas City Royals.
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March 14, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Gio Gonzalez gave the United States its best start yet in the World Baseball Classic, and David Wright provided a big finish on Tuesday night. Gonzalez pitched five scoreless innings and the Americans beat Puerto Rico, 7-1, in Miami. Wright drove in five runs, the last three with a bases-loaded double in the eighth. The Americans will play Thursday night against the Dominican Republic. Puerto Rico faces Italy in an elimination game Wednesday. Dominican Republic 5, Italy 4 - Nelson Cruz's two-out, RBI single broke a seventh-inning tie, and the Dominicans overcame an early four-run deficit to beat Italy in Miami.
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November 3, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - This is what the Kansas City Royals do. They make contact at an abnormally high rate. They run aggressively and relentlessly. They simply make things happen. There was no better example of it than during their coronation on Sunday night in a stunned Citi Field. The Royals are World Series champions for the first time in 30 years and the second time in their franchise's history. They clinched because of their eighth come-from-behind victory in 16 postseason games. Eric Hosmer's break for home in the ninth inning, a stunning play that resulted in the tying run, encapsulated Kansas City's unrelenting brand of baseball.
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July 11, 2008
Pat Burrell will have to wait at least another year to make his first All-Star team. Major League Baseball announced yesterday that Brewers outfielder Corey Hart won the final fan voting, with Mets third baseman David Wright second and Burrell third. -David Murphy
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April 21, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Vince Velasquez had not allowed a run this season in his first 15 innings. His first two starts with the Phillies were nearly perfect. A night like Tuesday's 11-1 loss to the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park seemed as if it was bound to happen. The Mets tagged Velasquez for a pair of home runs (on a night when they hit six) just 10 days after the pitcher had blanked them for six innings. The righthander allowed five runs - two of which were earned - in 41/3 innings. Velasquez threw just 74 pitches, perhaps still a bit worn out from firing a career-high 113 pitches five days earlier.
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July 17, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
As Tuesday night's All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium became yesterday morning's All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium, the two managers, both using their last available pitchers, seriously contemplated putting position players on the mound. And if the American League's Justin Morneau hadn't scored the winning run on a close play on Michael Young's sacrifice fly in the 15th inning, Mets star David Wright probably would have been the guy for the National League. "I spoke to David Wright," NL manager Clint Hurdle said.
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August 24, 2011 | By DAVID MURPHY, dmurphy@phillynews.com
At the start of today's slate of games, the average National League team had allowed 47 unearned runs over the course of the season. The Phillies, on the other hand, had allowed just 19. That number changed significantly today, when the Mets took advantage of a muffed double play ball in the first inning, scoring four unearned runs en route to a 7-4 victory at Citizens Bank Park. The pivotal play came in the first inning, when Michael Martinez bobbled a ground ball by Ruben Tejeda, then was unable to make the throw to second in time for the force out. After a David Wright single loaded the bases, the Mets proceeded to score four runs: one on a groundout by Lucas Duda, and three more on a home run by Nick Evans.
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April 18, 2011
At least the kids were happy Mets third baseman David Wright enchanted a group of kids in Atlanta on Sunday with an impromptu game of catch that began when Wright threw a ball into the stands during pregame warm-ups. Instead of keeping the souvenir, a kid tossed the ball back to Wright, who then returned it, starting a game of catch with several young fans that lasted several minutes. Then the game with the Braves began and Wright struck out three time and hit into a double play.
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March 15, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
CHRIS CARPENTER noticed a crowd building behind the chain-link fence. Seems word had spread that the St. Louis Cardinals' ace was doing some throwing. These days, even playing a few minutes of catch is a big deal. "Amazing, isn't it? Did I do OK?" Carpenter asked afterward. The reigning World Series champions certainly hope Carpenter did, since their rotation to open the season may depend on how he feels over the next few days. Carpenter's few minutes of catch with teammate Jake Westbrook yesterday may be considered a positive sign for the Cardinals, who have dealt with a flurry of injuries so far in camp - the status of the guy who won Game 7 of last year's World Series most prominent among them.
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July 10, 2013
Just one National League player began Monday with more home runs than Domonic Brown: Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies. The 25-year-old Phillies leftfielder is headed to his first All-Star Game, and he had been looking forward to participating in the Home Run Derby. His 23 homers made him a sure bet to be selected. But he was not. David Wright (13 homers), Gonzalez (24), Michael Cuddyer (15), and Bryce Harper (13) will compete for the NL. Wright is the captain of the team, although Major League Baseball played a role in determining the teams.
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April 22, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Peter Bourjos stepped out of the batter's box Wednesday night and watched his high fly ball drift toward the stands. David Wright charged over from third base, positioning himself to grab the third out of the 11th inning. Bourjos had seen Wright make this play before. The inning was over, he figured. Wright reached for the ball, but it landed just out of his reach, bounced off a metal advertisement box and fell into the crowd at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies had hope. And a pitch later they had a 5-4 win over the New York Mets as Bourjos beat out an infield single, scoring Freddy Galvis from third.
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April 21, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Vince Velasquez had not allowed a run this season in his first 15 innings. His first two starts with the Phillies were nearly perfect. A night like Tuesday's 11-1 loss to the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park seemed as if it was bound to happen. The Mets tagged Velasquez for a pair of home runs (on a night when they hit six) just 10 days after the pitcher had blanked them for six innings. The righthander allowed five runs - two of which were earned - in 41/3 innings. Velasquez threw just 74 pitches, perhaps still a bit worn out from firing a career-high 113 pitches five days earlier.
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April 10, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
NEW YORK - For 22 minutes on a bitter Friday afternoon, the Phillies stood on the third-base line at Citi Field as more than 44,000 people feted the National League champions. This is a cyclical game, and no one knows better than these rebuilding Phillies. The orange-and-blue clad Mets fans wanted to boo someone, but as the obscure Phillies' names were announced, the response was tepid. They roared when deGrom, Harvey, Syndergaard and Matz - the names that could torture the Phillies for the immediate future - were introduced.
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November 3, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - This is what the Kansas City Royals do. They make contact at an abnormally high rate. They run aggressively and relentlessly. They simply make things happen. There was no better example of it than during their coronation on Sunday night in a stunned Citi Field. The Royals are World Series champions for the first time in 30 years and the second time in their franchise's history. They clinched because of their eighth come-from-behind victory in 16 postseason games. Eric Hosmer's break for home in the ninth inning, a stunning play that resulted in the tying run, encapsulated Kansas City's unrelenting brand of baseball.
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November 1, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK — David Wright rounded first base, watched Curtis Granderson slide safely into second base, and clapped his hands. The New York Mets captain, who had battled injuries and endured eight consecutive seasons without a postseason appearance, had just broken open Game 3 of the World Series. Wright saved his signature playoff performance, a four-RBI game, for Friday night's record crowd at Citi Field, where the Mets kept their championship hopes alive with a 9-3 win over the Kansas City Royals.
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September 4, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - The ball landed under Domonic Brown's outstretched glove as the Phillies outfielder headed toward the low, right-field wall in foul territory Wednesday night at Citi Field. His momentum carried him into and over it, and he tumbled onto a concrete walkway as the ball skipped all the way to the warning track. The misplayed ball that led to Ruben Tejada's two-run inside-the-park home run in the second inning served as a microcosm of Aaron Nola's outing. The 22-year-old righthander received little defensive help and was chased early in a 9-4 loss to the first-place New York Mets.
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September 4, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
NEW YORK - It was billed as the ace of today against the potential ace of the future. The ace known as The Dark Knight against the ace of a young, rebuilding team and pitching staff. And, after Matt Harvey struck out the first three Phillies he faced in 4 minutes and Aaron Nola set down the Mets in order with a strikeout of his own, the fans at Citi Field were well on their way to seeing a pitching matchup that these National League East rivals could showcase for years to come.
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August 26, 2015 | BY TOM REIFSNYDER, Daily News Staff Writer reifsnt@phillynews.com
CHANTS OF "Let's go, Mets!" were practically drowning out the vocal efforts of Phillies fans as Adam Morgan faced the centerfield wall, hands on his hips, after allowing a fourth consecutive hit to start the fourth inning last night. Through his first three innings, Morgan had arguably thrown just two poorly placed pitches, which resulted in solo home runs by New York third baseman David Wright, in his first at-bat since April 14, and centerfielder Juan Lagares. But Morgan's issues came to a head in the fateful fourth frame as Wilmer Flores blasted a two-run homer to score Wright, who reached on a single.
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April 16, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - The second game of the Phillies' first 2015 series against the Mets was billed as Matt Harvey's return to the Citi Field mound after a season-long absence. It featured plenty of the hard-throwing righthander, yet also much more. The Phillies, anemic offensively for much of the season's first week, slugged four home runs, two coming from a previously slumping Chase Utley. Three batters were hit. Mets manager Terry Collins was ejected. David Wright exited with a hamstring pull.
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