ANALYSIS: Eight runs batted in on five hits is a pretty good indication David Wright is getting back into his groove. His slam tonight and another long fly were to center, and the single was to right. “Those are all positive signs,” manager Willie Randolph said. Wright indicated going a month without a homer didn’t bother him, saying he is a gap-to-gap hitter. Wright now has 101 RBI, and Carlos Delgado is only a big game away from giving the Mets three 100-RBI hitters. Randolph said he was not worried about Wright for this reason: “He knows he’s good and knew it was only a matter of time.”
NOTES: Another strong game for Dave Williams. He gives up three runs in seven innings then gets sent down to Class AAA Norfolk after the game. Because the rules state a player must be on the 25-man roster prior to Sept. 1 to be eligible for the postseason roster, the Mets needed to clear a spot for an infielder. The guess here is Edgardo Alfonzo will get the call. … Jose Valentin homered twice, his 18th multi-homer game of his career. … Delgado hit his 34th homer of the year, and first ever at Coors Field.