Break out the champagne Mets fans, your team is the 2015 NL East division champions. The Amazin's are back playing postseason baseball for the first time since the 2006 season
The Mets clinched the NL East division crown, after defeating the Cincinnati Reds 10-2 on Saturday night!
The win marked the Mets’ sixth NL East division championship in team history, but most importantly gave a franchise in constant turmoil some hope
It also was the best gift that Mets third baseman, David Wright, could ever wish for.
The Amazin’s captain has had a season of ups and downs, that no one could have ever predicted.
After starting off the year red hot at the plate, Wright went down with a hamstring injury, while sliding into second base back in mid-April against the Philadelphia Philles.
While on the disabled list with the hamstring injury, Wright then started having problems with his back.
Next thing you knew, the Mets captain was being diagnosed with spinal stenosis, meaning that season was over and even possibly his career.
Before the season, Mets fans were even questioning if Wright would ever be the same player he once was. Some even believed that he couldn’t lead a team like the Mets to the playoffs. That being a player in the twilight of his career, he couldn’t be the starting player to lead a team a championship.
Wright, now with all the odds stacked against him, fought back from his injuries and was able to make it back to the Mets, with two months left to go in the season.
From hitting a homerun in his first at-bat back against the Philadelphia Phillies, to his performance on the field the rest of the season, Wright helped the Mets win the NL East crown.
A great achievement for everyone on the Mets team, it was an even bigger one for Wright.
New York's third baseman is the only player left from the Mets NL East championship team of 2006, and the fact he has lasted throughout this long drought to help lead this troubled franchise to win another division title,it is just an amazing accomplishment.
The 2015 season may have been rocky at times for Wright, but being NL East champs must feel so sweet for him right now as he adds another great achievement to his Mets legacy.