Wright hits safely, extends streak to 24
Mets third baseman becomes third player to tie club record
PHILADELPHIA -- David Wright has all but dismissed his hitting streak at every turn, de-emphasized it and all but ignored it. And now he has extended it so that it matches the longest in the 45-season-plus history of the Mets.
When the Mets third baseman singled to left field in the second inning on Tuesday night, the streak reached 24 games and put Wright on equal footing with Mike Piazza and Hubie Brooks, who had respective streaks of 24 games in 1999 and 1984.
|All-time longest Mets hitting streaks|
|David Wright||24||Sept. 17, 2006-April 17, 2007|
|Hubie Brooks||24||May 1-June 1, 1984|
|Mike Piazza||24||May 25-June 22, 1999|
|Cleon Jones||23||Aug. 25-Sept. 25, 1970|
|John Olerud||23||July 19-Aug. 9, 1998|
|Mike Vail||23||Aug. 22-Sept. 15, 1975|
|David Wright||22||Sept. 17, 2006-April 17, 2007|
|Mike Piazza||21||June 7-July 3, 2000|
Piazza scored 18 runs, drove in 18 and had 18 extra-base hits, including eight home runs, in his streak. Brooks' streak produced five runs, 10 RBIs and six extra-base hits, two of them home runs.
Wright has scored 15 runs, nine RBIs, four doubles, two triples and two home runs (both last season) in his streak.
Marty Noble is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.