/On Baseball: The Mets and David Wright Are Having Trouble Getting Started

On Baseball: The Mets and David Wright Are Having Trouble Getting Started

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David Wright after striking out in the 11th inning of Game 1. Wright spent most of the season recovering from spinal stenosis, which prevented him from playing.

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Richard Perry/The New York Times

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The reality of winning the National League pennant washed over David Wright last week, revealing itself in boyish glee that might have seemed corny from anyone else.

“I think I’ve said it about a million times now, but I’m going to keep saying it: it’s the World Series,” Wright said, smiling wide in the dank clubhouse tunnel at ancient Wrigley Field. “I can’t wait to play in the World Series.”

Reality has hit Wright and the Mets this week. The Kansas City Royals are halfway to a championship after Johnny Cueto’s 7-1 victory on Wednesday, and the Mets are still waiting to get started. They managed just two hits in Game 2, both by Lucas Duda, and ground balls constantly eluded their reach.

For the Mets, this World Series has…

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