Under-the-weather Wright analyzes slump

ATLANTA -- David Wright is not sure whether to call his current illness the flu or something else.

"I don't know," Wright said. "I'm not a doctor."

David Wright

David Wright

#5 3B
New York Mets

2014 STATS

  • GM7
  • HR1

  • RBI3

  • R5

  • OBP.267

  • AVG.192

Still, he can diagnosis a slump, and did not shy away from acknowledging it Wednesday afternoon.

Wright is hitless in his past 12 at-bats and 2-for-21 with no extra-base hits over his past six games.

"He's such a professional. He's out there every day," Terry Collins said. "But it's tough to battle that when you just don't have that energy level up where you normally have it."

Wright took part in an early batting practice session Wednesday afternoon at Turner Field. He was joined by teammates including Lucas Duda, Travis d'Arnaud and Anthony Recker for the extra session.

"I'm just missing some pitches that I should be hitting," Wright said amid coughs and sniffling. "There are quite a few guys who are feeling a little under the weather. More so, it's just about going out there and producing. ... It's like everybody, when you feel not so good, it sucks. But you've got to get past it. And hopefully I'm on the other side of it."

On his goal for the extra BP, Wright added: "It's just trying to get a little more comfortable. I'm missing some pitches that I should be hitting harder. It's just trying to get a little more comfortable in the box. ... It would be one thing if I wasn't seeing the ball well or was having poor at-bats. I'm getting myself in positive counts. I'm getting myself in favorable counts (2-0, 3-1). I'm just missing some pitches I should be hitting harder. I just need a few of those to fall and then hopefully start rolling from there."