Sunday, August 24, 2014
Wright (neck) exits in third vs. Dodgers
By Anthony Witrado | Special to ESPNNewYork.com
LOS ANGELES -- David Wright was declared to be healthy by both himself and manager Terry Collins before Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, but after picking up his third hit in his last 31 at-bats, Wright had to leave Sunday’s series finale with muscle spasms in his neck.
As it turns out, there was a gradual neck discomfort that started bothering Wright on Saturday.
Wright scored on Lucas Duda's home run after his single in the third inning, but he did not come out for the bottom half of the inning. Eric Campbell replaced Wright at third base.
“It’s bothered me for a couple days and got progressively worse and worse and got to a point where I couldn’t go out there and do the simple things,” Wright said. “That’s when the decision was made to get me out of there, especially with the off day [Monday].”
Wright doesn’t expect to miss Tuesday’s series opener at Citi Field against Atlanta.
Wright has been in an offensive slump lately, but Collins has opted not to give Wright a day to rest. Sunday was an especially good day to keep him in there considering he entered the game hitting .765 (13-for-17) against Dodgers starter Kevin Correia.