Mets’ Victory Microcosm Of First Half; David Wright Showing MVP Mettle

For those of you who missed the first half of the season, you got the gist of things if you tuned in last night’s victory over the Phillies.

WRIGHT: Delivers again. (AP)

David Wright, who delivered the game-winner in the ninth along with hitting a homer, said as much when he indicated the Mets worked every at-bat and utilized every out. No waste for these Mets.

“It seems like all year we’ve had that never-say-die attitude, continuing to play the game no matter what the score is,” said Wright, whose four RBI all came with two outs.

It has been like this all year for Wright, who, despite only 11 homers, is a legit MVP candidate, even if Mets fans don’t vote with the fervor or Giants fans for the All-Star team.

With Jason Bay down, and Ike Davis and Lucas Duda slumping at various times, Wright has been the mainstay of this lineup. If the MVP was announced today, could anybody begrudge Wright if he were the winner? There’s a lot of season left, but how soon before we hear the MVP chanting?

The ninth began with Davis going the opposite way on Jonathan Papelbon, and included a bunt by Josh Thole and a drawn-out walk by Ruben Tejada that showed a lot of patience. All that fundamental work paid off when Daniel Murphy singled off Papelbon’s leg.

DICKEY: Keeps Mets in game. (AP)

From there, the outcome was a foregone conclusion. The Mets weren’t going to lose.

The only concern was R.A. Dickey, who¬†matched a career high by giving 11 hits. Even so, he pitched with guile and got out of enough trouble where he kept the Mets in the game. Really, that’s the most important thing.

And, as usual, he was stand-up after the game.

“I didn’t deserve a no-decision, I deserved to lose tonight,” Dickey said. “The guys picked me up.”

Actually, they returned the favor.

 

2 thoughts on “Mets’ Victory Microcosm Of First Half; David Wright Showing MVP Mettle

  1. all that was missing was the Mets bullpen implosion. Though the Phils showed that.
    Nice series win, nice comeback. Would have preferred a sweep, but a comeback in game 3 was sweet.
    If you buy into the mental aspect of losses, this should hurt the Phillies psyche.
    Of course, the fact that the Phils are simply not very good right now has more to do with their play than any loss.
    It is nice to see their fans whining and crying, killing Jimmy, Chase and Shane (who were so beloved for so long) and Papelbombs. The once awesome leadership of the former 3 has seemingly disappeared. Charlie is no longer a magician. and Amaro Jr. is being killed as much as Omar.
    So sad.

    Not really.

  2. I didn’t vote for David for the game because a few weeks ago he was up by a good margin and I didn’t think it was necessary. My apologies.

    David has been good this year. His bat has been steady and he has come into his own. He also is not longer throwing it away. I read something where he was working with his HS coach over the summer to change his swing. I can’t remember of they also worked on his footwork. I remember reading somewhere that his footwork changed which was going to prevent the throw aways. Apparently it worked.