For the first time in over a year, New York Mets captain David Wright took the field as an active player Tuesday night.
Batting third and serving as the designated hitter for the High-A St. Lucie Mets, David Wright went hitless in four at-bats.
How he fared at the plate, however, is irrelevant. All that matters is how he felt physically. Wright claimed that his back felt good after the game during a lengthy interview with SportsNet New York.
ICYMI: What David Wright said after last night's game for St. Lucie pic.twitter.com/BMQ5tI5eY6
— SportsNet New York (@SNYtv) August 23, 2017
Wright admitted during the interview that “there’s still quite a bit to go to get to where I want to be” and that “there are going to be some challenges ahead, but it was a good first step.”
After beginning his rehab assignment last night, Wright is continuing to prove his doubters wrong and is inching closer towards a return to the Mets lineup.
Another Mets Debut
Mets reliever Kevin McGowan made his first career MLB appearance Tuesday against Arizona and recorded his first career strikeout. The 25-year-old went 1.1 innings, allowed two hits, one run, and walked two.
Despite the shaky beginning to his big-league career, the righty was all smiles during his postgame interview.
— New York Mets (@Mets) August 23, 2017