Wright slams helmet, boots ball

With one powerful slam of his batting helmet, David Wright's built-up frustration was on display.

David Wright

David Wright

#5 3B

New York Mets

2011 STATS

  • GM90
  • HR12

  • RBI52

  • R55

  • OBP.356

  • AVG.263

In the seventh inning of Thursday's game, the Mets trailed 3-1 with the bases loaded and two out with Wright at the plate. While Wright hit a deep ball to left, he didn't get enough of the pitch and flied out to end the inning.

Standing on the field after the out was recorded, Wright turned toward the home dugout and violently slammed his helmet. It nearly bounced to the dugout. Wright stood in the middle of the infield with his hands on hips waiting for his equipment following his helmet slamming.

"Obviously, it's frustrating," Wright said. "I felt like I had a pretty good at-bat against a tough reliever that has always pitched me tough and hit a ball good and just a little bit short. Bad day, and obviously with the wind and the rain, just frustrated like anybody else."

Wright also committed an error in Thursday's game, giving him six in his last six games and eight in his last 10 games. He is the first player in franchise history with eight errors in a 10-games span all at third base and the first Met with eight errors in 10 games since Rey Ordonez in 2002, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

He's also the first major league player with eight errors in 10 games since Jayson Nix in 2009 and the first with all the errors coming at third base since Carlos Guillen in 2000, Elias reported.