David Wright Injury Mares New York Mets Victory Over Philadelphia Phillies


David Wright Injury: The New York Mets Defeated The Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday Night, but Come Away Feeling Like Losers

The New York Mets were able to pull out the victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday night, taking both games so far that the two teams have played. Unfortunately, the Mets still came away as losers on Tuesday, as they lost two starters, Michael Cuddyer and David Wright, to injury in the span of the game.

First Cuddyer was forced to leave the game in the bottom of the second inning. After plating Curtis Granderson in the bottom of the first inning, Cuddyer was hit in the hand with a pitch by David Buchanan. This is unfortunate for the Mets, as Cuddyer was getting things going at the plate, registering a hit in three consecutive games and five of the last six.

This is kind of a freak accident, as he was forced from the game because of a hit by pitch, but something the Mets had to have been planning for nonetheless. When they signed Cuddyer, the Mets knew the injury risk that he would carry with his solid bat. Cuddyer hasn’t played in over 140 games since 2010, missing 113 games last season with the Colorado Rockies.

Thankfully for the Cuddyer and the Mets, he looks to have avoided serious injury. He was diagnosed with a bruised hand, as the X-rays he took came back negative. Cuddyer was actually the second Met that was hit in the hand by a pitch from Buchanan, as Wilmer Flores was plunked in his left hand earlier in the bottom of the second inning, but was able to stay in the game. The Mets may only be calling Cuddyer’s injury a bruise now, but you can be sure that they will approach things cautiously with their leftfielder.

The other player the Mets lost to injury in the game tonight was third baseman Wright. Wright injured himself while stealing second in the bottom of the eighth inning. Wright looked to come up awkwardly after his slide, but was able to stay in the game.

That didn’t last long, as Wright exited the game before the next at-bat was even completed, being pinch ran for by Anthony Recker. He exited the game pretty gingerly, and know we know why; Wright pulled his hamstring on the play.

He was able to walk off the field under his own power, but anyone watching could visibly see that something was bothering Wright. After the game, manager Terry Collins, who was ejected from the game in the fifth inning for arguing catcher’s interference, said that the injury to Wright’s hamstring was a major problem.

That is almost an understatement for the current state of the Mets. They were able to pick up the victory Tuesday, but they ended the game with backup catcher Recker playing third base and no one left on their bench. Smart money would be on the Mets making some sort of roster move tomorrow prior to the game.

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As the roster is currently situated, the Mets would more than likely only have two healthy players on the bench for tomorrow night’s game, as Wright and Cuddyer will more than likely both be out tomorrow. Cuddyer looks to be able to return sooner than Wright, but regardless, the Mets are going to have to make a roster move.

They cannot go into games with a bench smaller than they already have, as they were already cutting it close with only one lefty and four players in total when Cuddyer and Wright were both healthy.

Losing Cuddyer and or Wright for an extended period of time will be a huge blow to the Mets. They were already struggling to score runs more often than not, and without two of the hitters from the heart of the their lineup, it is hard to imagine things getting better at the plate. They will need other players to now step up in the possible absence of two of their veteran players.

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