After four months on the disabled list David Wright is set to make his return to the lineup against the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night. The Mets captain strained his hamstring on a stolen base attempt back in April and a subsequent spinal stenosis diagnosis prolonged his time away from the baseball diamond.
Despite losing their locker room leader and face of the franchise, the Mets have built an impressive five-game lead over the Washington Nationals and sit 11 games over the .500 mark.
Ironically Wright’s injury occurred against the Phillies back in April, but No. 5 is hoping for better luck moving forward. Wright’s return comes at an optimal time with Lucas Duda landing on the DL with a sore back.
The Mets completed the first sweep of the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in franchise history and also tallied the most runs ever for the ballclub in a three-game series driving home 33 runs.