David Wright came through in the bottom of the ninth, lining a base hit to give the New York Mets their first walk off victory of 2016.
No player on the New York Mets was more in need of a big hit than David Wright. The captain proved clutch in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Mets a 5-4 comeback victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
A mid May game at home against a rebuilding Brewers club might not impress the baseball know-it-alls, but for Wright, it certainly won’t matter.
The captain has been enduring one of the tougher stretches of his careers, both physically and performance wise. He hadn’t delivered a walk-off hit since 2012, and this one will surely be a confidence booster.
Swinging on a 3-0 count would have been disastrous had he popped up or grounded into a double play, but the ol’ vet was more than ready for a heater on the outer half of the plate.
Wright has been criticized for his high strikeouts, errant throws, and deteriorating physical health. However, not many players are more respected than Wright; this walk-off was certainly a feel good moment for a guy who has given nearly everything for his club.
The Mets and Brewers wrap up their three game set tomorrow afternoon at 1:10 P.M.