On where Wright should hit in the order.

Few spots are etched in stone in a major league batting order. David Wright hitting third should not be one of them. So, on the day after Carlos Beltran hit three homers batting third while Wright enjoyed a day off, things are back to normal. Wright will bat third tonight at Houston; Beltran will hit fourth.

Why?

Wright is hitting all of .234 and below .200 over his past seven games. He’s striking out bunches and not hitting for power. Third should be reserved for your best overall hitter, and clearly that’s Beltran over Wright at this time.

Beltran is sizzling well over expectations and the Mets should take advantage of that and hit him third. Without Ike Davis, there’s a gaping hole at four and five. For now, I’d go with Bay and Wright until Davis returns.

 

 

4 thoughts on “On where Wright should hit in the order.

  1. Probably b/c lineup order doesn’t really mean a whole lot. Certainly wouldn’t have been a bad thing to keep Carlos 3rd. But its not like your 3 hitter raking is any more important than your cleanup hitter raking.

  2. KEEP BELTRAN ON CLEAN UP.MAYBE REYES WOULD BE GOOD ON # 3 WRIGHT NEEDS TO HAVE LESS PRESSURE.

  3. Beltran as #3. Totally agree. He was third when Delgado was on the team, right? And I think line-up order actually means a whole lot.

  4. I agree. Your best hitter should bat third.

    Ike ,Beltran and Jose are clearly your best at this point.

    I do not want Jose batting third. Sybil tried that last year and it did not go well. Jose is the leadoff hitter period.