Sunday, June 24, 2007

Don't Disrespect David Wright

I was shocked tonight when the Oakland A's intentionally walked Carlos Beltran in the bottom of the ninth with Ramon Castro on second base as the winning run.

First of all they haven't been watching Beltran swing the bat lately in clutch situations. Don't they know just throw him an Adam Wainwright curve and he's helpless?

But if you put that aside, it wasn't Carlos Delgado batting behind Beltran. It was the rock of this Mets lineup, David Wright. Sure he's young, but let's not be disrespectful.

Nothing hurts a slugger's pride more than the guy in front of him getting intentionally walked in a clutch situation. David Wright did what he does best. He slapped the ball to the opposite field with the outfield set up deep.

Ball game.

This kid is our franchise (along with Jose Reyes). How dare you not think the New York boy scout, David Wright, wouldn't come through for a team that has struggled to win a series since Memorial Day.

I guess it's just further proof that David Wright is ready and willing to put this team on his shoulders and drag them into the postseason.

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