David Wright fouled a ball off the inside of his left knee in the first inning of the Mets’ 7-3 loss to the Pirates last night, but stayed in the game until a double-switch in the eighth inning. Manager Terry Collins said Wright’s knee was “pretty sore,” but Wright downplayed it.

“It’s pretty sore, but he thought he could play,” Collins said. “Toward the end, when he made the last out, I just said go get some ice on it. We’re coming back in 14 hours, so get yourself ready for [today].”

Wright went 2-for-4 and made a great play to rob John McDonald in the fourth inning, but did commit an error and was pulled after grounding into an inning-ending double-play in the eighth.

“He just double-switched for me: That’s that,” Wright said. “He’s the manager. He says when to play and when not to play. I got down to first and they double-switched for me.”

Wright said he doesn’t expect to miss today’s game.