The ups and downs of David Wright

David Wright has been the lone constant with the Mets the past nine seasons. He rose as a rookie on a club settled in mediocrity, helped make the Mets a contender again and then endured years of collapses as injuries and poor contracts took their toll on the team. Now the team is making noise again and Wright is at the center of that, too. Look back on the highlights—and low-lights—of his near-decade in Flushing.

First Met to homer at Citi Field

Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan

April 13, 2009

First Met to homer at Citi Field

The Mets opened their new stadium, Citi Field, in 2009, and Wright became the first Met to go deep. With the Mets trailing 5-2 and two outs in the fifth, Wright hit a blast to deep left, a three-run shot that tied the score. The Mets lost the game, 6-5.

Stats: .307 average, 10 home runs, 72 RBIs, 88 runs

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