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.

Playoff struggles

Credit: Kathy Kmonicek

2006 playoffs

Playoff struggles

Wright struggled during his first taste of the playoffs. He went 4-for-12 with no home runs and four RBIs as the Mets swept the Dodgers in the National League Division Series, but slumped during the National League Championship Series against the Cardinals. Wright was just 4-for-29 with one home run and two RBIs in the seven-game series. He hit a combined .216 in the playoffs, but his performance was somewhat obscured in the NLCS by Carlos Beltran taking a called third strike with the bases loaded to end the series.

Stats: .311 average, 26 home runs, 116 RBIs, 96 runs

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