Illness contributes to Wright's early exit

Illness contributes to Wright's early exit

HOUSTON -- Mets third baseman David Wright left Wednesday's game against the Astros -- a 3-2 win for the Mets in 14 innings -- after he singled to right field in the 12th inning.

Wright said he started feeling sick after the fourth or fifth inning.

"I felt real nauseous and throwing up a lot," Wright said. "I didn't feel like I was helping out much."

Wright said he felt about the same after the game and plans to take some medicine to help his condition.

"If I can play I'm going to play," Wright said. "It was the fact that I didn't think I could play or do anything I could to help those guys out there."

Wright had two hits before exiting the game. He hopes to play in Thursday's series finale.

Steve Gartner is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.