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.

Homers on first pitch

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April 14, 2012

Homers on first pitch

It looked as if Wright's recent injury problems might be back after he fractured his right pinkie diving back to first base on a pickoff attempt in early April. But Wright missed just three games and homered on the first pitch he saw when he returned on April 14. Wright went 3-for-5 against the Phillies that day, leading the Mets to a 5-0 win over their division rivals.

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