The clubhouse had cleared out, leaving David Wright behind as one of the few stragglers. His teammates had flooded out of Citi Field on Sunday with a day off ahead and a reason to celebrate after the Mets had taken two of three over the weekend from the Washington Nationals. But Wright remained in the still room, reflecting on how the Mets lead baseball in scoring (5.8 runs per game) entering Monday's major league schedule despite a noticeable lack of power and speed. "It's funny, 'cause usually you're built on one or the other: speed or power. And I don't think that we're really built on either of those," Wright said. "It's kind of a combination. "We've got some guys that can hit a home run here and there. We've got some guys that can steal a base here and there. But I think we're more built on having good, quality at-bats, getting the starter's pitch count up." The Mets (9-8) will have to keep doing that tonight when the Los Angeles Dodgers (8-10) throw Clayton Kershaw, the first of three left-handers in a three-game series at Citi Field. New York will counter with Jon Niese tonight and Matt Harvey on Wednesday.
Mets scoring runs with shrewd approach
North Jersey | Apr 23