Wright eighth Mets player with 1,000 hits

Wright eighth Mets player with 1,000 hits

NEW YORK -- When David Wright singled to drive in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning of the second game, he put himself in rare company. At that point, he had 1,000 hits and 143 home runs in 868 games. The only players in the history of New York baseball to have played so few games and have as many hits and home runs are Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio.

"That can't be right," Wright said. "I don't think I belong there."

The calculations were made by the Elias Sports Bureau. They're right.

Wright is the eighth player to accumulate 1,000 hits with the Mets, the first since Mike Piazza. None of the others reached 1,000 in so few games. Piazza had the lowest total, 935, before Tuesday. Ed Kranepool is the franchise leader in hits -- 1,418 in 1,283 games. Kranepool had one at-bat in many of his games. Wright is batting .436 against the Dodgers in his career (140 at-bats). Since Wright broke in in 2004, no player has a higher average against any opponent (minimum 100 at-bats) except for Ichiro Suzuki, who has batted .444 against the Royals.