David Wright Leads Mets in Thriller

July 6, 2012 12:00 AM

David Wright Leads Mets in Thriller

" Baseball fans might not think David Wright deserves to start the All-Star Game and Fred Wilpon might not think he's a superstar, but it was hard to give much weight to their thoughts on Thursday night as he led the Mets to a thrilling 6-5 victory over the Phillies.

What are such labels worth when Wright looks more like a member of the Avengers than a mild-mannered third baseman? The Mets weren't quite on the brink of a global catastrophe, but their best-laid plans were close to going up in smoke all the same. 

The Phillies won on Wednesday and they smacked R.A. Dickey around like they never got the memo that he's the greatest thing to hit baseball since the three-run homer. Dickey could have gotten more defensive help, perhaps, but that wouldn't have changed the fact that he didn't have his good knuckleball and that means all he could do was scrap his way to allowing five runs in seven innings.

Wright wouldn't let the Phillies run away with things, though "

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