David Wright Day-to-Day

The Official Unofficial Captain.

David Wright is not in tonight’s lineup due to what manager Terry Collins called a “real stiff neck.”  Which I suppose is worse than a fake stiff neck.  He’s officially day-to-day.

“It was bothering him at the end of the game yesterday,” Collins said. “He played yesterday. He was fine when the game started. It’s just something that happened during the game. I don’t know what it was. He doesn’t know what it was. He wanted to try to get ready today and I said, ‘It doesn’t make any sense.’ If you have those kind of muscle spasms, you can loosen them up and if you don’t be careful they can come right back. So I just wanted to give him the day.”

Justin Turner will start at third base in his stead.  Turner catches a lot of criticism, but as an occasional starter and pinch-hitter, he’s done a solid job for the Mets.  When he plays every day, as he did in 2011, his weaknesses are exposed.

So, hopefully, Wright can get back in the lineup soon, and we won’t have to worry about a scenario in which the Mets are without their best player for a long period of time.

As Collins said, someone else has to step up.  This would be a swell time for Ike Davis to find his swing.

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