Friday, June 21, 2013
Wright deep thoughts after Atlanta win
By Adam Rubin
ATLANTA -- David Wright might not name his firstborn Turner, but his career long ball total in Atlanta is not too shabby.
Wright produced his 17th and 18th homers at Turner Field on Thursday night -- solo shots that kept the Mets close -- and Josh Satin's tiebreaking RBI double in the seventh ultimately lifted the Mets to a 4-3 win against the Atlanta Braves.
The Mets won three of five games in the series, handing Atlanta its first home series loss this season.
The bullpen tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings.
Wright now has more homers in Atlanta than at any other road ballpark.
"We've had our struggles here in Atlanta," Wright said. "But to come in and kick it off with that doubleheader sweep [with Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler] and then be able to win the rubber match today ... it's a good feeling to come in here and take this series against this team, because they're obviously one of the elite.
"We got down a little bit early, so to chip away with those solo home runs allowed us to stay in the game. Our bullpen really came in and just did a fantastic job putting up zeroes, we made some great defensive plays, and got out of some tough spots against a very, very good hitting team. I think the solo home runs kept us in the game, gave us a little momentum. But it came down to the bullpen, defense and that big hit by Satin."
Was Wright thinking three homers after going deep in his first two at-bats against Mike Minor?
"I've never done it before, so I don't know what that feels like," Wright said. "I felt good my first couple of at-bats. I was just trying to hit the ball hard. If it goes out of the ballpark, great."