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Who In Their Wright Mind Would Have Thought It

Fistbumps aplenty for the Mets third baseman, who drove the Giants batty with not just his hitting, but by stealing more bases in a game than Mookie Wilson or Jose Reyes ever did for the Mets. You can bet it will be all over the New York papers Friday how David Wright seems to have found his stroke with runners in scoring position. Wright is 20-for-48 in May (.417 BA) with 12 RBI in 13 games.

* For the record, that's the 134th time the Mets have won a road game by scoring the go-ahead run(s) in the ninth inning, the first time they've done so this season.

* It's the second time in Mets history that they've won a road game in San Francisco on a David Wright ninth-inning hit. He also had a game-winner against Armando Benitez on May 9, 2007.

* Wright tied the club record for steals with 4, and now shares the mark with Vince Coleman and Roger Cedeno. Since 1962, 17 players have stolen 5 bases in a game (Eric Young and Alex Cole did it twice) but none are Mets.

* From 1962 to May 13, 2009, a team stole 7+ bases in a game 74 times. The Mets never did it until setting a franchise mark with 7, Thursday. The Mets once won a game, 3-2, on July 16, 1988 in which they allowed the Braves to steal 8 bases.

Those truly in the Wright know...Two players have played for the Mets, and had a 5-stolen base game for another team: Rickey Henderson and (kudos to you if you get) Amos Otis.


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