This week’s player of the week award was unanimous. For his great week with the bat, including his game tying blast off Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning on Friday night in Atlanta, David Wright gets the honor.
During the last week, Wright hit .333 with 3 home runs and 4 RBI’s. It was his homer off Kimbrel, though, that cemented him as Player of the Week. Incredibly, Friday night was the first time in Mets history that the team had erased both eighth and ninth inning deficits with home runs. It was also the first time since 1993 that the Mets had won a game in Atlanta that they trailed heading into the ninth inning. Without Wright, they wouldn’t have been able to accomplish either of those feats.
Wright has played through a few nagging injuries this season (a muscle pull in his side before opening day and the recent neck discomfort), but has excelled. He’s on pace to hit .313 with a .425 OBP and 1.001 OPS. If he keeps producing at the level he has so far, he’ll wind up with 29 homers, 133 RBI’s, and 116 runs scored. He’s also on pace to swipe 35 bases.
Mets fans need to get out and vote for Wright for the All-Star Game in order to ensure that he’s (rightfully) the starting third baseman on July 16th at Citi Field. Again, here’s to you David, this week’s Rising Apple Player of the Week!