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Friday, July 22, 2011

* Wright Where He Belongs *

• The Happy Wright-Cap •
- Mets 7 - Marlins 6 -
David Wright returned to the Mets lineup tonight and drilled two run scoring doubles leading the Mets to a 7-6 win in Florida. David's first two bagger came in the top of the 1st giving New York an early lead. His second double broke a 5-5 tie in the top of the top of the 8th. Both of Wright's ropes were hit down the right field line, reminiscent of early David Wright. It was nice too see. Mets Blob has gotten all over David for his silly - Howard Johnson inspired - all or nothing approach; so it is only fair that we applaud him for shortening his stroke and hitting the ball where it was pitched.

Wright has the talent to hit the ball with authority from foul line to foul line. We hope his looping, home run hack is a thing of the past. Though David did strike out tonight; his approach was sound. His swing was level and controlled. When David bears down and looks to make solid contact he can be a line drive machine. Keep it up David.

As for the game, it was a seesaw battle from the start. Much of this lies at the over-sized feet of Mike Pelfrey who continues to be a ball of confusion on the mound. When the Mets get a lead, Pelf coughs it up. It's like clockwork. Fortunately, for the Mets, Marlins starter Chris Volstad matches Pelf symptom for symptom on the instability meter. 
At one point, it looked like Marlins senior skipper Jack McKeon wanted to choke Volstad. He should have gone for it and pleaded dementia.
Daniel Murphy had two hits and 2 RBI's and Jose Reyes added 2 hits for his 45th multiple hit game of the season.

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