Monday, August 28, 2006

Wright getting help

Chris Girandola at writes about David Wright getting support from Shawn Green:

Randolph mentioned two possible reasons for Wright's power outage. For one, the Mets skipper said that Wright established himself early as a dangerous hitter and opposing teams have learned to adjust to Wright as a threat. Secondly, Wright has had numerous players batting behind him in the sixth spot in the lineup since Cliff Floyd left a game on Aug. 5 with an injury to his left Achilles' tendon.

"When you're a good player, everyone starts to know your name," said Randolph. "They know David Wright now, and they know they don't want to let him beat you. He needs to understand that and adjust. He's also not getting the pitches since Cliff's been out. But having [Shawn] Green now [who will bat sixth in the lineup] will help a bit."

Wright, who is in the midst of his longest home run drought of the season (24 games) and one short of his career high set in 2005, feels the addition of Green will help his production as well.

"It's a game of adjustments," said Wright, who has a .299 average with 22 home runs and 91 RBIs overall. "Being sandwiched between lefties [Carlos Delgado and Green] will help a whole lot. I'll see better pitches, and it's gonna create a lot of matchup problems."

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