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NEW YORK - APRIL 27:  David Wright #5 of the New York Mets bats against  the Los Angeles Dodgers during their game on April 27, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Keith BennettCorrespondent IApril 28, 2010

David Wright put him self in some class yesterday.

Wright went 3-for-3 with four runs batted in for the Mets in the back end of the doubleheader. Included in those three hits was the 1000th hit of his career.

Wright also has 143 home runs in his 868 career games. Only three Players have recorded 1,000 hits for a New York team in as few games while having as many homers as Wright: Babe Ruth (795 games, 255 home runs), Lou Gehrig (826 games, 165 home runs) and Joe DiMaggio (711 games, 173 home runs).

The Mets swept their first doubleheader from the Dodgers since 1971, and it was their first doubleheader sweep since 2007 in Philadelphia.

David Wright had a huge night. When he's going well, he consistently drives the ball in the gap the other way, and he did that with all three of his hits tonight. I can't wait to see him and Jason Bay  consistently performing at a high level together.

Mets' manager Jerry Manuel likes what he's seeing.

"I knew that once some of those middle-of-the order guys hit, it could be a lot of fun for them," Manuel said. "And they're getting it pretty good."

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