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Larry Brooks, “Power Struggle Not Big Issue For Wright”
“The important thing to me has always been about driving in runs,” said Wright, who has 59 RBIs in 453 at-bats while fifth in the league with a .318 average. “If I can shoot the ball into the gap and get a couple of runs home, that’s my job as I look at it.
Bart Hubbuch, “Reyes Jabs At Critics”
“Sometime people think, ‘Oh, Reyes, he don’t want to play,’ ” he said, pausing briefly at one point as if choked up. “Why do people think I don’t want to be on the field with my team? I love to play baseball. I like to be on the field. I like to have fun and enjoy the game. That’s what I do. I live for baseball.”
Howark Kussoy, “Delgado Could Still Return”
“I think for him, playing would probably make some decisions a little easier than others,” Manuel said. “I think [the need for power] depends a lot on the makeup of the rest of the team, if you have excess in another area, say speed. Then that balances that out. If we gear in that direction, it has to be excess if we don’t have any power to balance the team out.”
Marty Noble, “Mets Enter Fish Finale In Different Role”
“I don’t think we’ll ever forget the last two seasons until we do something our own selves at this point in time and times to come,” manager Jerry Manuel said. “This has been an entirely different set of circumstances for us. We’d definitely love to be in those positions that we were in, but unfortunately we’re not.”
“I’d like to come back this year, even to play five or six games or whatever,” Reyes said. “I’d like to come back to get my confidence back and go into spring training with a better idea. But let’s see what happens. Right now I’m not doing any baseball activities. I’m just working on my leg, trying to get it stronger.”
Lefthander Pat Misch, who earned his first major-league win last week in Colorado, couldn’t build on the success. Misch surrendered a three-run homer to Cody Ross during a four-run first inning by the Marlins, and the Mets lost to Florida, 6-3, Wednesday night. Misch (1-2) also surrendered a solo homer to Dan Uggla in the sixth.
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