With Citi Field packed and bursting at the seems, the atmosphere was pumping in Queens with today being David Wright’s final start in a New York Mets uniform. As you would imagine, the crowd went insane as Wright took the field right before the first pitch.
On the mound was the nervous Mets LHP Steven Matz, he grew up watching David Wright as teen in high school & college being that Matz is a Stony Brook, Long Island native. I’m pretty sure Matz is not trying to go down as the pitcher that ruined Wright’s final impression in the baseball world, again especially in Queens.
In Wright’s first at bat, Wright worked the count by fouling off pitches & would eventually draw the walk. Unfortunately, Conforto would follow by grounding into a inning ending double play.
Wright was able to display his defense as well when Steven Matz induced a chopper to David & just like vintage Wright, he side armed it over to Bruce at first.
During Wright’s second at bad, he fouled out to the Marlins first baseman. After the inning ended, Wright took to field & took in some practice grounders. He then started to hug Jose Reyes & the rest of his teammates on the field as Mickey Callaway walked over to the home plate umpire to pull Wright from the game.
David continued to salute & vow to the crown as the packed stadium was rocking as if it was the year 2000 or 2005 in Shea Stadium.
Thank you David, thank you for giving your 100% on a consistent basis & always leaving your heart on the diamond. Sir,’ you will be missed.