Something's Wrong with David Wright and the Mets

ed feverCorrespondent IApril 23, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 19:  David Wright #5 of the New York Mets in the field against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field on April 19, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

As young as this season is, it’s quickly becoming the same old story.

Last night's loss to the Cards further exposed the young and inept core of the Mets rotation. Furthermore, the team can’t figure out a way to drive in base runners at pretty much any point in the game.

For a team that has six starters batting above .300, scoring four runs a game is just sad. Last night in his post game interview, Jerry Manuel said that he would be swapping Wright and Beltran in the lineup today, along with the usual day game after a night game substitutions.

Wright, even with his .305 batting average, has been having a terrible early go at the plate this year. He’s on pace to strike out 185 times this year, 60 percent more than his career worst.

Between his strikeouts and Citi Field’s cavernous outfield, it is about time for David to go back to the line drive hitter he was when he first came up.

David will not hit 30 home runs again this year, and if all he does is try to, he is going to see his average drop below .300 and drive in less than 100 for the first time in any full season.

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