What’s up with the doubting of David Wright’s intentions this morning? I’ve read multiple authors doubting Terry Collins and David Wright’s statements that his run down in the seventh was a heady play.
If you missed the game last night #5 roped a single to right with runners on first and third and two out in the top of the seventh inning. Andres Torres scored bringing the Mets within one run of the lead. Kirk Nieuwenhuis went to third as the right fielder had to a run a bit to cut the ball down. David Wright never really stopped and headed to second as the throw went to the catcher who promptly threw it to second hanging up Wright. The Phillies executed the run down poorly ending the debacle with an errant throw trying to pick off Nieuwenhuis going back to third which allowed him to score the tying run.
That’s wordy as hell so I suggest you watch the video here:
If WordPress were cooler or I wasn’t such a cheap skate, I would be able to embed the video so you wouldn’t have to leave the page. Such is life.
There are thousands of little league teams that try the very same play on a regular basis.
I’m not sure it was the best idea in the world due to the fact it hardly ever works against MLB players, but it is believable that he did it on purpose. Whether Kirk Nieuwenhuis had touched 3rd base before Wright left for 2nd base is irrelevant on that play.
Me thinks those in the media that don’t believe that D. Wright may have done this on purpose have never picked up a bat or participated in a run down before.