NEW YORK -- David Wright's 200th career home run was worth the wait -- in more ways than one.
Sitting on 199 homers for 25 games, or roughly one-sixth of the season, Wright launched a Jordan Lyles fastball off the right-field foul pole in the fourth inning Friday. But he had to wait another two minutes and 19 seconds for umpires to review the play, confirming that Wright's shot indeed struck the foul pole and not the area to the right of it.
When the umpires emerged, they awarded Wright his 200th career homer, third most in franchise history. Darryl Strawberry holds the Mets record with 252 career homers, followed by Mike Piazza with 220.
"That's a lot of home runs," said Wright, who reclaimed the souvenir baseball from a high school student who caught it. "I'm proud that I've been able to be as consistent as I'd like to think that I've been. I never thought I'd be able to hit 200 home runs in the big leagues, so I'm very proud of that."
Wright holds Mets records in doubles, RBIs, walks and strikeouts, and he is on pace to eclipse Ed Kranepool for most hits in franchise history sometime next month.