Mets: Three takeaways from Wednesday’s win over the Phillies

By Danny Abriano
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Apr 15, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets third base coach

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Travis d’Arnaud thrived from the two-spot

Because of David Wright‘s 15-day disabled list stint, Travis d’Arnaud was placed in the second spot in the lineup on Wednesday night. And he’ll likely remain there for a while.

D’Arnaud began the season hitting seventh and had moved up to sixth earlier this week.

On Wednesday night, d’Arnaud – hitting .333/.364/.533 so far this season – went 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI.

D’Arnaud singled in his first at bat, homered in his second at bat, and walked in his fourth at bat, further distancing himself from his poor spring training (that no one should’ve cared about anyway).

The continued emergence of d’Arnaud as a legitimate threat in the lineup should help the Mets get through the next two or so weeks without Wright, and lengthen their lineup further when Wright returns.