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By David Keene
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Topic - David Wright
David Wright had an RBI single with two outs in the 14th inning, leading the New York Mets to a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the second straight marathon game between the teams.
Phillies reliever Jeff Manship knew he had to keep pitching to protect the tired Philadelphia bullpen. He never expected the reason for why he couldn't complete the job.
Buddy Carlyle had a memorable return to the big leagues. Now, he and his New York Mets teammates would like to get some rest.
Sloppy in the field and punchless at the plate. The past two days in New York were ugly ones for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
It's no secret: Bartolo Colon simply sticks with his fastball.
The Mets are going to need more from Lucas Duda and Chris Young if their lineup is going to have any success.
Once Martin Prado caught Curtis Granderson's popup, Arizona's around-the-horn show zipped into fast motion.
The Mets got 13 hits and another encouraging outing from rookie Jacob deGrom. That still wasn't enough to overcome the homer-happy Dodgers.
Three long balls and a healthy Hyun-Jin Ryu made it a gratifying night for the Dodgers.
Not even the New York Mets' stopper could bail out a suddenly stagnant offense.
When David Wright signed his big contract to stay with the New York Mets, he cited the exciting young pitchers in the minor leagues as one of the main reasons for remaining with the beleaguered ballclub.
Derek Jeter received warm ovations from the 40,133 at Citi Field when he jogged onto the field during warmups, as a video tribute to him was shown on the scoreboard after the national anthem and before each of his four at-bats.
With his pitching staff depleted by injuries, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi had only one choice: keep sending Vidal Nuno back out to the mound.
Daniel Murphy stood in the batter's box, twisting his body as if he were directing the flight of his soaring drive down the right field line.
David Wright sat alone on the bench, staring out at the field for a while after the latest maddening loss for his slumping Mets.
"We have each others' backs. And when something happens to one of us, it happens to all of us. There were some disagreements. It's frustrating," he said.
"I'm not going to comment on the umpires. I'm not going to get into any more trouble than I'm already in. I've said my peace down on the field and I'm just going to leave it at that," Wright said.