NEW YORK -- David Wright now has more total bases than anyone else in Mets history. His fifth-inning single off San Diego's Cory Luebke on Thursday at Citi Field gave him 2,048 total bases, surpassing Ed Kranepool's record of 2,047. Kranepool's record had stood for more than 30 years since the 18-year Met retired in 1979.
"Ed's around the field quite a bit, so it's pretty cool, I guess," Wright said after the Mets' 3-2 loss to the Padres. "I wish we could have done it in a win."
Wright went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored on the afternoon and said after the game that he did not know about the record until Mets vice president of public relations Jay Horwitz told him about it Thursday morning.
Wright now has 1,210 career hits, leaving him 53 behind teammate Jose Reyes and 208 behind Kranepool on the all-time Mets leader board.