Wright and Murphy were called out on strikes earlier in the game and both took exception with Basner’s strikeout call with Travis d’Arnaud at-bat. It was the fourth career ejection for Wright and the first for Murphy.
The Mets have two players hitting above .300. Three batters are averaging between .200 and .250. And everyone else — yes, everyone — is under the Mendoza line.
And I picked this team to win 84 games. Who am I kidding? Probably myself.
Anthony Rendon hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and drove in a career-high four runs, twice rallying the Washington Nationals against the New York Mets’ suspect bullpen for a 9-7 opening-day victory Monday.
The Mets often play their best baseball on opening day. This year that good fortune will be put to the test against the Nationals and hard-throwing right-hander Stephen Strasburg.
Five straight losing seasons. That’s what the New York Mets have produced since moving into Citi Field. David Wright, for one, is tired of it.
What Wright learned most emphatically during an at-bat was this: If you try to guess along with Colon as a hitter, you’ll lose.
David Wright has seen enough mediocrity in his years with the New York Mets. Now the captain sees things turning around — and he has some lofty ambitions.
David Wright said making his spring training debut wasn’t exactly like getting back on a bike, but the New York Mets captain was happy to be back on the field.
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The Mets are following the lead of their captain. Not just in regard to how he acts on and off the field, but how he conducts himself in the barbershop.
“We’ve got good players,” Wright said. “I love the fact that Sandy is confident in us. I think 90 is challenging, it’s attainable and it’s a good starting point for us.”
Mets captain David Wright is taking a swing at the person who criticized shortstop Ruben Tejada under the shield of anonymity earlier this week.
The Mets have had to do more with less since Sandy Alderson took over as general manager in October 2010. And now COO Jeff Wilpon is ready to see results.
Call it a passing of the torch, of sorts. In 2015, there will only be one captain on the New York baseball scene: Mets third baseman David Wright.