NEW YORK -- Before Monday night's game was postponed, manager Jerry Manuel said he planned to rest David Wright on Wednesday, when the Mets are scheduled to play an afternoon game. The make-up doubleheader Tuesday may prompt Manuel to revise his plan. He had wanted to take advantage of the off-day Thursday and afford Wright successive days off.
Wright's rate of strikeouts and lack of hits has prompted some concern among the Mets' hierarchy because some of his in-the-box symptoms are so similar to those that undermined him last season.
Wright is batting .222 with 14 hits and 26 strikeouts -- tied for second in the National League through Sunday -- in 63 at-bats. He also had walked 19 times, more often than any other NL player.
Maine on schedule to make start Wednesday
NEW YORK -- It appears John Maine will make his fifth start, as scheduled, Wednesday afternoon against the Dodgers. His left elbow is no issue at all, the Mets said Monday. The Dodgers starter for Wednesday was unannounced as of Monday night.
This date in Mets history -- April 26
The inexplicable happened on this date during a span of years in the '70s. Tom Seaver started for the Mets on April 26 in 1970, '71, '72 and '74 -- four times in five years. He won each time; no surprise. Seaver pitched a complete game in each start, hardly stunning given his prowess and stamina. And he walked no one. Imagine that. His composite pitching line for the four starts was 36 innings, 24 hits, four runs, all earned, no walks and 25 strikeouts. His ERA: 1.00. Asked to explain the April 26 phenomenon a few years ago, Seaver said, rather matter-of-factly, "I was pretty good."
Keith Hernandez hit two home runs, one a grand slam, and drove in seven runs in a 13-4 Mets victory in Atlanta on this date in 1988. ... Howard Johnson hit his 200th home run in Philadelphia on this date in '92. The Mets lost 5-4. Johnson hit 228 home runs in his career, 192 with the Mets.
Also on this date, the Mets lost their 1995 Opening Day game to the Rockies, 11-9, at Coors Field. The first game in Coors Field history ended in the 14th inning when Dante Bichette hit a three-run homer off Mike Remlinger. The Mets had taken one-run leads in the 13th and 14th innings on hits by Jose Vizcaino and Joe Orsulak.
Marty Noble is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.