With his two-run home run Sunday, David Wright moved into...

With his two-run home run Sunday, David Wright moved into a tie with Mike Piazza for second place on the Mets' all-time RBI. (Sept. 19, 2010) Credit: John Dunn

Considering how quickly eras come and go with the Mets, it is a rarity that David Wright can say he played with Mike Piazza. He calls it an honor to have seen close up what kind of hitter Piazza was. Now he has another connection.

With his two-run home run against winning pitcher Derek Lowe in the first inning Sunday, Wright moved into a tie with Piazza for second place on the Mets' all-time RBI list with 655. Darryl Strawberry is first with 733. "Any time your name is mentioned right next to Mike Piazza's," Wright said, "you have done something good."

Hernandez on crutches

Luis Hernandez was at Citi Field before the Mets-Braves game on crutches because of his broken right foot.

He will have an examination Monday to see if he needs surgery for an injury that happened when he fouled a ball off his foot Saturday - just before he hit a home run and hobbled around the bases.

He hadn't known it was broken until he tried to run, but he could feel a sharp pain. "When I was at home plate, I was like, 'Don't hit any ground ball,' " Hernandez said.

Yes, he has seen tape of Kirk Gibson's labored home run trot in the 1988 World Series. "I thought about it later, that I looked just like that guy, running the bases. It was pretty fun. Without the pain, I could have enjoyed it."

Extra bases

Catcher Henry Blanco, a former Brave, presented the Mets' gift to retiring Braves manager Bobby Cox during a pregame ceremony. It was a magnum bottle of wine from Tom Seaver's California vineyard, with the club announcing it has sent another case to the manager's home . . . Mike Pelfrey, Ike Davis, Wright and Braves coaches Eddie Perez and Brian Snitker took part in a roll call of New York Police Department officers who died on 9/11 during morning Catholic Mass in Citi Field's auditorium.