Monday, June 4, 2012
Wright catches Reyes for Mets milestone
By Adam Rubin
David Wright passed Darryl Strawberry for the franchise's RBI record earlier this season. Now, Wright has caught Jose Reyes for the franchise record for runs scored.
Wright scored his 735th run as a Met on Scott Hairston's pinch-hit homer in the seventh in Monday to draw even with his former teammate.
"You try to drive runs in. You try to score runs," Wright said. "It's nice that way. The two statistical categories that I probably care about the most are runs scored and RBIs. It's nice to know I'm in good company."
Wright has a ways to go to become the franchise's all-time home run king as well. The third baseman is currently fourth on the franchise's all-time list with 189, shy of Strawberry's record 252 as well as Mike Piazza's 220 and Howard Johnson's 192 with the organization.
Wright has now played 1,157 games as a Met, having passed HoJo for fifth on the franchise list during the weekend. He'll need to play at least another four seasons in a Mets uniform to catch leader Ed Kranepool, who played 1,853 games as a Met.