Results tagged ‘ David Wright ’

Three Up, Three Down: Things Unraveling

Monday: Giants 4, Mets 3
Three Up:
Daniel Murphy, Juan Lagares, Josh Edgin
Three Down: Jeurys Familia, Jenrry Mejia, Curtis Granderson

Tuesday: Mets 6, Nationals 1
Three Up:
Zack Wheeler, Daniel Murphy, Jeurys Familia
Three Down: Lucas Duda, Eric Campbell, Ruben Tejada

Wednesday: Nationals 7, Mets 1
Three Up:
Buddy Carlyle, Daniel Murphy, Juan Lagares
Three Down: Jon Niese, Carlos Torres, Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Thursday: Nationals 5, Mets 3
Three Up:
Vic Black, Daniel Murphy, Kirk Nieuwenhuis
Three Down: David Wright, Juan Lagares, Carlos Torres

Season Standings
Jacob deGrom +11
Lucas Duda +9
Daniel Murphy +8
Bartolo Colon +6
Jon Niese +5
Zack Wheeler +4
Buddy Carlyle +3
Dana Eveland +3
Juan Lagares +3
Ike Davis +2

Jeurys Familia +2
Dillon Gee +2
Vic Black +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Josh Edgin +1
Wilmer Flores -1
Gonzalez Germen -1
Curtis Granderson -1
John Lannan -1
Jenrry Mejia -1
Kirk Nieuwenhuis -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Anthony Recker -1
Josh Satin -1
Taylor Teagarden -2
Carlos Torres -4
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
David Wright -6
Eric Young, Jr. -7
Chris Young -8
Ruben Tejada -10

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David Wright leading teammates in charitable fantasy football

David Wright is among a handful of Major League Baseball players turning fantasy football into charity.

Wright will lead a charity fantasy football draft Aug. 27 at Citi Field, allowing fans to compete against Mets players in a live draft and play against them throughout the NFL season. He, Dillon Gee, Matt Harvey, Daniel Murphy and Jon Niese will each compete in a separate division, with space for 11 fans in each division.

“I try to do as much charity work as I can, and obviously I really enjoy fantasy football, so it seems like the best of both worlds,” Wright said. “I appreciate Adam thinking of me to represent the New York market. It should be a good time.”

Fans can purchase the right to manage a team for a $3,000 donation, and can bring along a co-manager for an additional $1,000. Yet another optional $1,000 allows fans to select the division in which they will compete.

Proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald Houses in Long Island and New York, the Mets Foundation and Big League Impact.

The latter is the personal charity of Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright, who is organizing the event throughout baseball. After launching the inaugural event last year in St. Louis, Wainwright called star players around the league this year to expand it. That’s where Wright comes in.

League managers in New York will be invited to participate in a live draft at Citi Field, with complimentary food and beverage available. Managers will also receive autographed memorabilia signed by all participating players, photos with Mr. and Mrs. Met, VIP access to batting practice, a behind-the-scenes tour of Citi Field and tickets to that night’s game against the Braves.

More information is available at bigleagueimpact.org/events/wright.

“It’s an easy sell, because you’re talking about hopefully a lot of money going to four really, really cool causes,” Wright said. “They were really excited to be a part of it.”

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Three Up, Three Down: Wraparound series edition

Friday: Giants 5, Mets 1
Three Up:
 Lucas Duda, Juan Lagares, Vic Black
Three Down: Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Daniel Murphy

Saturday: Mets 4, Giants 2
Three Up:
 Jacob deGrom, Wilmer Flores, Juan Lagares
Three Down: Curtis Granderson, Lucas Duda, Eric Young

Friday: Giants 9, Mets 0
Three Up:
 Wilmer Flores, Buddy Carlyle, Curtis Granderson
Three Down: Bartolo Colon, Carlos Torres, David Wright

Season Standings
Jacob deGrom +11
Lucas Duda +10
Bartolo Colon +6
Jon Niese +6
Daniel Murphy +4
Dana Eveland +3
Zack Wheeler +3
Buddy Carlyle +2
Ike Davis +2

Jeurys Familia +2
Dillon Gee +2
Juan Lagares +2
Eric Campbell +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Wilmer Flores -1
Gonzalez Germen -1
John Lannan -1
Kirk Nieuwenhuis -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Anthony Recker -1
Josh Satin -1
Taylor Teagarden -2
Carlos Torres -2
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
David Wright -5
Eric Young, Jr. -7
Chris Young -8
Ruben Tejada -9

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Mets 11, Phillies 2: Three Up, Three Down

Even Jeurys Familia got a hit.

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Three Up: Daniel Murphy, Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada
Three Down: Dana Eveland, David Wright, Carlos Torres

Season Standings
Jacob deGrom +10
Lucas Duda +10
Bartolo Colon +7
Jon Niese +6
Daniel Murphy +5
Dana Eveland +3
Zack Wheeler +3
Ike Davis +2

Jeurys Familia +2
Dillon Gee +2
Eric Campbell +1
Buddy Carlyle +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Curtis Granderson +1
Vic Black -1
Gonzalez Germen -1
John Lannan -1
Kirk Nieuwenhuis -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Anthony Recker -1
Josh Satin -1
Carlos Torres -1
Taylor Teagarden -2
Wilmer Flores -3
David Wright -3
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6
Chris Young -8
Ruben Tejada -9

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Mets 7, Phillies 1: Three Up, Three Down

Juggernaut.

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Three Up: Bartolo Colon, Travis d’Arnaud, Daniel Murphy
Three Down: David Wright, Ruben Tejada, Bobby Abreu

Season Standings
Jacob deGrom +10
Lucas Duda +9
Bartolo Colon +7
Jon Niese +6
Daniel Murphy +5
Dana Eveland +4
Zack Wheeler +3
Ike Davis +2

Jeurys Familia +2
Dillon Gee +2
Travis d’Arnaud +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Josh Edgin +1
Vic Black -1
Gonzalez Germen -1
John Lannan -1
Kirk Nieuwenhuis -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Anthony Recker -1
Josh Satin -1
Taylor Teagarden -2
David Wright -2
Wilmer Flores -3
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6
Chris Young -8
Ruben Tejada -10

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Mariners 5, Mets 2: Three Up, Three Down

Jon Niese said he was “rusty” in his first start back from the disabled list. Rusty in Seattle…how about it, Tom Hanks?

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Three Up: Travis d’Arnaud, David Wright, Chris Young
Three Down: Curtis Granderson, Jon Niese, Eric Campbell

Season Standings
Jacob deGrom +8
Jon Niese +7
Bartolo Colon +5
Lucas Duda +5
Dana Eveland +3
Dillon Gee +3
Juan Lagares +3
Daniel Murphy +3
Bobby Abreu +2
Ike Davis +2

Zack Wheeler +2
Matt den Dekker +1
Josh Edgin +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Curtis Granderson +1
Daisuke Matsuzaka +1
Anthony Recker +1
Carlos Torres +1
Travis d’Arnaud -1
Gonzalez Germen -1
John Lannan -1
Jenrry Mejia -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
David Wright -1
Vic Black -2
Taylor Teagarden -2
Wilmer Flores -3
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6
Ruben Tejada -7
Chris Young -8

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Mets Wins Above Replacement leaders through Week 16

Highest and lowest Mets WAR scores through Week 16, according to the web sites Fangraphs and Baseball Reference:

Fangraphs
1. Daniel Murphy, 2.6
2. Juan Lagares, 2.1
3. Curtis Granderson, 1.9
4. David Wright, 1.8

5. Lucas Duda, 1.7

37-(t). Three players tied
38-(t). John Lannan, -0.4
38-(t). Rafael Montero, -0.4
38-(t). Scott Rice, -0.4
41. Gonzalez Germen, -0.6

Baseball Reference
1. Lagares, 3.1
2. Wright, 2.2
3. Duda, 2.0
4. Jon Niese, 1.8
5. Murphy, 1.7

37-(t). Wilmer Flores, -0.4
37-(t). Lannan, -0.4
37-(t). Bobby Abreu, -0.4
40. Travis d’Arnaud, -0.6
41. Jose Valverde, -0.7

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Highlights from David Wright’s first decade in the big leagues

Old man David Wright celebrates the 10-year anniversary of his big league debut on Monday. Here are five highlights from the Mets third baseman’s career:

July 22, 2004: Wright’s first career hit, a double against the Expos one day after his debut:

 

Aug. 9, 2005: Wright makes the most memorable defensive play of his career, robbing Brian Giles in San Diego:

 

May 19, 2006: For Wright, no regular-season hit has been bigger than this Subway Series walk-off against Mariano Rivera:

 

March 19, 2009: Wright, who would go on to earn the nickname “Captain America” during an injury-shortened 2013 World Baseball Classic appearance, hit this walk-off single to beat Puerto Rico in a WBC elimination game:

 

Dec. 5, 2012: The Mets officially signed Wright to a new eight-year, $138-million contract, effectively making him a Met for life:

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From #OhMurph to #ImWith28

On the eve of the All-Star Game, check out this feature on Daniel Murphy’s ascension from second-base disaster to reasonable defensive player (really, he is). Here are some extras that didn’t make it into the story:

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Tim Teufel, the Mets coach who mentored Murphy as he learned to play second base:

“I learned a long time ago that the more reps you take at something, the more comfortable you become at something. In his case, he learned third base, first base, left field and now second base — four positions, and this one is probably the hardest of them all.

“The reps he got in spring were vital, but he developed it in the big leagues which is remarkable to me. His perseverance, his stick-to-it-ness to be out there and put the work in, it’s been great to see.”

Jonathan Murphy, the second baseman’s brother:

“We work out at Jacksonville University in town, at the little practice infield they have there. he would ask me to throw him balls for double plays or hit him ground balls. Our hitting and defensive time started to even out, and then the defensive time almost started to take over.

“He’s been gifted from God, obviously. And part of it is in the offseason, we sit back and we like to talk about numbers a lot. We don’t like to talk about each other’s numbers during the season, because it can kind of get in your head. But once the season’s over, we’ll kind of sit back and be like, ‘Hey man, you had an unbelievable year. If you just walk a little bit more, not only is it going to help your on-base percentage but your average is going to go up too, I think, because you won’t have to get as many hits.’ He was taking that all in, and last season was when he started to walk a little bit. I think it kind of clicked for him.”

Murphy on his own development:

“I see myself as a second baseman. There’s always more work that needs to be done, always more refining. I watch elite second basemen to try to pick things from them. If I’m watching “Baseball Tonight” or something, I watch Brandon Phillips or Dustin Pedroia or Robinson Cano and those guys who are truly elite defensively. I’m able to take more things from them than I do going back and looking at myself.”

Teammate David Wright on Murphy’s spring training routine:

“I would get done doing my [defensive stuff] and he was out there well past me, begging for more. He’d get anybody to come help him, whether it was from the minor league side, whether it was the big league side — wherever. He’d ask for help for more ground balls, or more double plays. It got to the point where the amount of time was impressive, but also somewhat painful just to know the kind of work he was putting in.”

Phillies second baseman Chase Utley:

“I’ve always thought he had a good swing and a good approach at the plate — quiet. As a young guy you never know how it’s going to pan out, but I thought when he was young he seemed like a more mature hitter than his age. You just watch his mannerisms in the batter’s box. His actions were slow — I’m not talking about his swing, but he just looked like a professional hitter when he was younger. From talking to guys, you know that he’s a grinder and he wants to improve, and he’s always looking to improve. In my opinion, those are the guys that will improve — the guys that want to.”

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POLL: Who would win a Mets Home Run Derby?

Only three current Mets have ever participated in Home Run Derbies: David Wright (twice), Chris Young (while with the Diamondbacks) and Bobby Abreu (while with the Phillies). Only Abreu performed well on that stage.

But the Mets do boast their share of players with legitimate pop, as evidenced by the fact that they — do not adjust your monitors — lead the National League in homers since June 17. So who would win a Mets Home Run Derby?


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