(WAVY) – Bad news for the Mets. Team captain David Wright, a graduate of Hickory High School in Chesapeake, pulled a hamstring during last night’s 6-5 win over the Phillies. Wright stole second base and was visited by trainer Ray Ramirez after favoring his leg. After briefly staying in the game, Anthony Recker pinch ran for him.
“It’s a big problem,” Collins said about the injury to his captain after the game. Should Wright head to the disabled list for a significant stretch, it will be just the fourth time in 12 years. The previous times were:
– Aug. 17 to Sept. 1, 2009: After getting drilled in the head with a Matt Cain fastball, Wright does on the DL from with a concussion. Mets go 4-10 in his absence.
– May 16-July 22, 2011: Sidelined with a lower back stress fracture. Mets go 30-27 without him.
– Aug. 3 to Sept. 20, 2013: Goes down with a strained right hamstring, the same injury he suffered Tuesday night. Mets go 20-26 while he recovers.
After the game, the Mets summoned Eric Campbell from Triple-A Las Vegas.
David will have an MRI on his pulled right hamstring and hopes it’s not too severe. Wright was injured while stealing second base last night and acknowledged it’s possible he’s headed to the disabled list.
New York outfielder Michael Cuddyer, another Chesapeake native, and graduate of Great Bridge High School, hopes to be back in the lineup after leaving last night’s game when he was hit by a pitch on the left hand. X-rays were negative.