David Wright Has A Stress Fracture in His Back

Well the Mets got even more bad injury news today as stud third baseman David Wright was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his lower back. This will mean that David will not be able to perform baseball activities of any kind for 10 days at the least. Sandy Alderson said that they will get a second opinion on David’s back before placed him on the 15-day DL. This is just another injury in an extremely long line of injuries this season to the Mets.

The team is already playing with out Angel Pagan (CF), Ike Davis (1B), and countless other pitchers. Tonight ‘s lineup and batting order is as follows with Jose Reyes at short,  Willie Harris at third,  Carlos Beltran in right, Jason Bay in left, Daniel Murphy at first, Justin Turner at second, Jason Pridie in center, Ronny Paulino behind the plate, and Mike Pelphrey on the mound.

In other injury news, first baseman Ike Davis is heading down to the Mets minor-league facility in Port St. Lucie to start a rehab assignment for his sprained left ankle. Without Wright and Davis in the lineup, most of the Mets productivity and power is injured and if the team wants to contend for the NL East title or NL wild card, they need these two guys back as soon as possible.

 

 

 

Josh Burton is a student at Lynbrook High School on Long Island in New York. He enjoys writing about his favorite sports teams like the Mets, New Jersey Nets, and others. Josh has been a Mets fan since birth and has stuck with the team through the highs of the Bobby Valentine and Willie Randolph managerialships and the lows of the Art Howe and Jerry Manuel managerialships; of course the jury is still out on Terry Collins. His one dream with the New York Mets is to personally witness a World Series Championship in his lifetime. Ya Gotta Believe!
  1. John May 16, 2011 at 7:07 pm
    I Wonder if Bay of F-Mart can play firstbase and allow Murphy to move to thirdbase.
    • Josh Burton May 16, 2011 at 7:22 pm
      It would be nice for F-Mart in the lineup somehow but Murphy has been fielding well at first base and I don’t think Terry will try to break that up.
  2. gary s. May 16, 2011 at 11:59 pm
    hu, hairston and harris are killing this team off the bench.It’s hard to believe there is nobody in triple a better than these 3 bums.Horrible job by Alderson of having 3 guys who all stink to be pinch hitters or bench players..
    • Joe May 17, 2011 at 6:05 am
      Harris is showing some value as an utility player but the other two are a waste of space. Pitch hitting Hu last night was a you know what moment.

      I don’t think Hairston was a total stupid move, but the guy is clearly not getting it done. Hu is less defensible even on the “maybe he will give you something for not much” level.

      Oh, last night’s loss was lousy. Terry should be pissed off that they repeatedly couldn’t get a second run. Losses like that are killer.

  3. Josh Burton May 17, 2011 at 12:09 am
    Gary, I couldn’t agree more on Hu and Hairston but not on Harris. Hu and Hairston are both automatic outs whenever they are brought into the game and the worst part is that Terry Collins keeps using them in clutch pinch-hitting situations.
    • Izzy May 17, 2011 at 7:40 am
      Not on Harris! Why not? Is his barely over the Mendoza line bat impressing you that much!!!! lol.
      • Josh Burton May 17, 2011 at 5:14 pm
        @Izzy I like harris because he can play both the infield and outfield well. He also shows the threat of speed and has power.
  4. Walnutz15 May 17, 2011 at 8:27 am
    Thing I love about SO many Met fans?

    …..that they’ve gone out of their way to point to this as “THE reason” for his struggles.

    Anyone who knows a thing about baseball knows that David Wright’s looked pretty off at the plate for 2+ years now.

    He’s certainly looked fine swinging, I’m talking about consistent contact – and approach.

    The collision didn’t have much of an impact on the sub-par numbers that were going on prior.

    Looking back to the date of the collision: April 19th – Wright was hitting a whopping .239/.297/.403 with a .700 OPS.

    Stop, please.

    I’ve seen fans in denial, eating the zoo crackers right out of the Mets’ hands, robotically stating that the back “is the reason” he’s looked so off.

    Part of the problem, no doubt – not all of it.

    As someone who deals with disc issues in his back – and still plays ball…..this could definitely be part of his struggles…..

    ……a flat-out “explanation” for them?

    Hardly.

    For too many stretches, he’s looked simply awful at the plate, and I wouldn’t put it out of the question that his “8-run homer” swings aided this along quite a bit.

    Hopefully, he rests up for a bit and gets himself better. Back issues are murder to deal with when swinging a baseball bat.

  5. Walnutz15 May 17, 2011 at 8:34 am
    Footnote:

    Looking back to the date of the collision: April 19th – Wright was hitting a whopping .239/.297/.403 with a .700 OPS.

    20 K’s in his first 17 Games — 6 Walks.

    So, yes – he was looking pretty awful well before this collision.