David Wright takes the field once more for the New York Mets as the Captain trots onto the diamond all alone for a moment with the fans.
David Wright took the field in a dramatic way. The New York Mets let Wright take the field by himself. He had a nice moment with the fans prior to the rest of the team joining him. Jose Reyes — Wright’s long-time teammate — took the field at the familiar place to Wright’s left.
David Wright takes the field all by himself. Chills. pic.twitter.com/koJcB0NaBO
— SportsNet New York (@SNYtv) September 29, 2018
In what’s been a disaster of a season — aside from a few bright spots — this is a moment Mets fans can enjoy. It’s the perfect opportunity to say their goodbyes to one of the best players in the history of the franchise.
Wright was the ultimate Met, but unfortunately, injuries took away what could have been. He did have the opportunity to play in the World Series in 2015, but from 2014, Wright struggled to stay on the field.
In his first plate appearance, Wright worked a walk. Talk about incredible patience in a nerve-wracking spot. Mets fans obviously wanted to see Wright swinging the bat, but they’ll take a walk in any case.
He’ll have a couple more at-bats to give the Mets fans what they want. They would take a walk, they’d love a hit, and they will lose their minds over a home run. The anticipation in the building will rise with each at-bat.
Unfortunately, with runners on 1st and 3rd with one out, Michael Conforto grounded into an inning-ending double play and the Mets were held scoreless.
But the night is young.