David Wright asks that if pitchers have to drill him, could they please drill him in places he hasn’t already previously injured.
The injury-plagued Wright is looking at possibly missing time again after being hit by Cubs pitcher Dan Straily on the exact same spot on his left shoulder that he hurt before the All-Star break, forcing him to miss some games.
Needless to say, Wright is not thrilled by this development (via metsblog.com):
“It just sucks that out of my whole back, it had to be that one area,” Wright later said. “We’ll see how it feels tomorrow. … If I’m in the lineup, physically I’m good to go.”
Wright was forced to leave Saturday’s game after taking the pitch off the back of his left shoulder. The bruised rotator cuff in that shoulder gave Wright a devil of a time earlier in the season, contributing to his offensive struggles.
It’s been a tough stretch for Wright, who is hitting just .238 with zero home runs since returning to the lineup from his previous shoulder injury.
On the year overall, Wright is hitting .273 with 8 HR and 56 RBI. Not the kind of production you’re looking for from a supposed MVP-caliber third baseman.
Of course, things wouldn’t suck so bad for Wright if pitchers would stop nailing him in his tender spots. It starts to make you wonder after awhile if people don’t just have it in for him.