Sunday, May 20, 2012
Wright bigger Mets hit than Jose
By Adam Rubin
TORONTO -- David Wright did more than downplay grabbing sole possession of second place on the Mets’ all-time hits list Sunday, which he accomplished with a two-run double in the first inning.
Wright insisted he was unaware that he entered the game tied with ex-teammate Jose Reyes with 1,300 hits apiece in a Mets uniform.
“I didn’t even know,” Wright said. “Obviously getting hits is a good thing. Hopefully there’s a lot more to come.”
Wright, who already has passed Darryl Strawberry for the franchise’s career RBI record this season, sits at 1,302 hits after a 2-for-4 series finale in Toronto that lifted his average to .412.
Ed Kranepool has the franchise record with 1,418 -- at least for a little bit longer.
If Wright continues at this at-bat rate -- 131 ABs through 41 games -- he would need to hit .300 during his remaining at-bats (116-for-387) to match Kranepool in Game No. 162 this year.
Wright’s production for most of the season has come with a broken right pinkie. As of late, he also has dealt with a severe cold that left him unavailable to even pinch-hit Saturday. Ike Davis and Bobby Parnell also currently are under the weather with the flu or a similar malady that is making the rounds through the clubhouse.
“I feel a little bit better,” Wright said. “My last few days I’ve just been fairly achy -- your (whole) body. Today that’s gone down a little bit. So hopefully a short flight tonight and I’ll get some rest.”