The more I see of David Wright the more I like him. Wright is quickly ascending the ladder to sainthood in my mind. His game last night added some brownie points in his favor.
I turned on the game in the third inning and watched as Carlos Beltran and Carlos Delgado homered to give the Mets a 4-3 lead. Then I watched as Bobby Abreu and Jimmy Rollins homered in the 3rd and 5th respectively to give the Phillies a 5-4 lead. (It was Rollins second homer of the game.)
With the game still in the balance Wright came up to the plate in the top of the sixth inning and promptly sent a Ryan Madson pitch into the left field bleachers to tie the game. This set up a 5 run inning in which the Mets took the lead.
Then in the ninth inning with no outs and runners on first and second Wright made a tremendous backhanded stab on Met killer Pat Burrell‘s shot up the third base line and turned it into a double play to kill a potentially deadly inning and save the game for the Mets who would win by a score of 9-7.
Billy Wagner pitched the last 5 outs to record his first save in Philadelphia since leaving the Phillies as a free agent to come to the Mets. Alot has been said about Wagner going back to Philly and he really heard it from the fans. But he took it all in stride and got his 13th save of the year.