PHILADELPHIA -- On Sunday, one day after blasting a home run in his first at-bat back from a finger injury, David Wright was back in the lineup without hesitation.
"I check with him every day anyway," manager Terry Collins said. "I pretty much check with every one of these guys. But he said he feels fine today, so it's a great sign. He didn't do anything yesterday to show us he should have any discomfort today."
If the Mets had any doubts as to Wright's readiness, he erased them with a home run on the first pitch he saw from Vance Worley on Saturday, and produced three hits total. It was his first game action since he fractured his right pinkie sliding back into first base on April 9.
Though Wright's injury may take six full weeks to heal, Collins plans to treat the third baseman no more cautiously than any other player. Wright has been performing daily exercises, such as squeezing a wad of putty, to reduce swelling and stiffness in the finger.