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David Wright leaves game with pulled hamstring

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The Mets won a wild game over the Phillies, but lost their captain, David Wright, in the eighth inning to a pulled hamstring.

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David Wright removed himself from the game and limped off the field in the bottom of the eighth inning after stealing second base and popping up awkwardly afterwards, appearing to injure his right hamstring in the process.

Wright's injury, coupled with losing Michael Cuddyer in the second inning to a left hand contusion, created a very interesting defensive situation in the bottom of the ninth. Ruben Tejada and John Mayberry Jr. had already been used as pinch hitters, leaving Anthony Recker as the only position player left on the Mets' bench, so Recker got his first ever appearance over at the hot corner, taking Wright's place at third.

Wright went two-for-five with two singles before his exit. Recker did not have to make any plays over at third base as the Mets held on to a 6-5 victory. If Wright's injury is serious, expect Eric Campbell to be recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take his place at third base for the immediate future.