David Wright got a bad break with spinal stenosis. You would just think that he’d paid enough dues by now.
Terry Collins’ crew sits at a crossroads. The trend, despite two straight wins over the beatable Phillies, can resume its downward spiral in the coming days. Or, perhaps some positive things can happen.
Though assistant GM John Ricco reportedly claimed that “doctors aren’t that worried about it,” stenosis isn’t something that just goes away.
For the Mets, losing the face of their franchise for a big chunk of the season — or all of it — would hurt. The worst-case scenario would be devastating.
Boomer and Craig tried to make sense of the Wright injury, offered a Game 6 preview and continued to carry themselves as National Treasures on this Tuesday morning in NYC.
Wright hasn’t played since pulling his right hamstring against Philadelphia on April 14. His rehabilitation was put on hold May 6 when back pain developed.
Wright hasn’t played since mid-April. He originally went on the disabled list with hamstring trouble, then developed a back issue.
The captain has experienced lower-back pain in recent days. An MRI revealed no structural damage, but the third baseman won’t resume baseball activity until the discomfort subsides.
When will David Wright be back in the lineup? Nobody knows — not even Mets general manager Sandy Alderson.
Kevin Long knows a thing or two about Derek Jeter from his eight years as hitting coach in the Bronx. And he sees some of No. 2 in the Mets’ captain.
The Mets — yes, your 11-3 Mets — are indeed the core of the Big Apple. They are younger, hungrier and better.
With higher expectations for 2015, three of the first seven home crowds exceeded 41,000 and two others were around 39,000.
Can they continue to weather the storm? It won’t be easy, and the challenge just got more daunting. But maybe there’s something special about this team. It certainly feels that way early on.
This team is confident, and it’s ready to prove that it can keep winning without the face of the franchise.
The Amazin’s will have to make due without their captain for the next two weeks.