November 1, 2015 |
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.
March 14, 2013 |
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.
November 3, 2015 |
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.
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
April 21, 2016 |
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.
July 17, 2008 |
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.
August 24, 2011 |
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.
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.
March 15, 2012 |
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.
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.