David Wright Still Haunted by Beaning: Strikeouts Are Mounting Higher

Posted: 23rd September 2009 by Wendy Adair in MLB
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This has been a roller coaster ride season for David Wright, who now has struck out 130 times, surpassing last year's total of 118. With ten games remaining, it's possible that Wright will strike out another 20 times, ending his season with 150 strikeouts.  Although Wright is the team leader in RBI at 68, many more RBI opportunities presented themselves during the 130 strikeout at-bats, and this has hurt his overall production. While it would be dishonest and unfair to say that the Mets would be in the playoff chase had Wright had 30-50 less strikeouts and 50 more RBI, it does play a big part in the run production for the Mets. Mark Reynolds, one of Wright's childhood friends from Norfolk, VA, who is on the Arizona Diamondbacks, struck out three times last night, which brought his sea ...

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