David Wright Red Hot
After one of the worst slumps of his career, David Wright is red hot. This should come as no surprise to long-time Mets watchers — Wright often goes through stretches in which he looks like the best hitter in the history of baseball.
Wright’s average sat at .296 on June 2nd, then he went two for his next 39 and his average dropped to a season low .262. Accordingly, the Mets lost nine of those 12 games.
But he has turned it around in the last seven games, going 12 for his last 27, with two home runs, four doubles and six RBIs. He raised his average to .278 as the Mets have gone 4-3.
“There’s many sleepless nights,” Wright said early in the hot streak about the slump. “I won’t lie and say it’s easy or it doesn’t bother me, but you have to understand there’s not too many players, if any, that can go through a whole season and ride that roller-coaster ride a little bit.”
The Mets obviously rise and fall on the fortunes of David Wright, and with a player prone to severe streaks, that is not a particularly good thing. Other players need to step up when Wright is down and so far that has not happened.
Interestingly, Wright walked eight times during his cold streak but just once during this current hot streak. Perhaps he needs to be more aggressive to be successful? Hopefully the Mets “strike-hunting” brain trust is watching.