July 20, 2012 12:00 AM
" With the Mets bullpen performing nightly acts of self-humiliation, someone was going to have to step up and take things out of their hands to salvage anything from this season.
Enter David Wright. On a day when it felt like a loss would lead to the total abandonment of the Mets bandwagon, the Mets' best player did everything in his power to make sure that the loss never came.
Wright homered in his first two at-bats (and homered in three straight going back to the futile ninth inning comeback on Wednesday) and drove in five runs as the Mets ended their six-game losing streak with a 9-5 win in Washington. It was as close to a must-win game as you can get at this point in the season and it is little surprise that Wright was the driving force behind it.
Despite the team's overall offensive success -- fourth in the National League in runs -- Wright has been the only consistently reliable and consistently dangerous part of the lineup "
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