Before tonight, David Wright was going through an awful slump at 0-20. He did it with a bomb to left field. He continued to hit for the rest of the night with a double and tacked on three RBI’s to his total for the year.
So here is my question: With Wright seeming to break out of his slump, at least for tonight, could this get the rest of the team going with the bats? Everyone keeps talking about him being Captain of this team. So if the Captain hits, does this get the rest of the team going?
We would all like to think that it would. After all, you lead by example.
So if Wright is hitting, the other players should be hitting as well. With players like Jose Reyes (.329), Ike Davis (.289) and Carlos Beltran (.286), it is time for other players to step up, especially ones with a higher pay grade like Wright. Welcome back Jason Bay who also contributed tonight with a double. Even pitcher Chris Capuano had a double.
Tonight was a total team effort.
The New York Mets need their big bats to come out swinging. They need to be consistent. Those bats include Wright, Bay, and Beltran. We could probably throw in Davis. The rest of the team needs to just do whatever it takes to get on base. It could be getting hit by a pitch, a walk, a single. You get the idea.
The team needs to understand that always swinging for the fences will not get it done all the time. This is where Willie Randolph was smart. He understood that and preached it to the players.
Plus, I think Terry Collins getting ejected might also have helped to spur these players on. I’d like to see a few more ejections.