Statcast tracks Polanco’s arm, Swihart’s legs

Though Statcast™ was busy tracking its usual dose of home runs on Friday, it was defense that reigned supreme on this night. From a potentially game-saving double play in Pittsburgh to a near-perfectly executed sliding catch on the warning track to a rookie flashing his elite speed, there was no shortage of defensive gems in Friday's action.

Mets faithful fete Wright with rousing ovation

Somewhere between the second-base bag and Tim Teufel's left arm waving him around third, David Wright lost the nervous excitement that turned his late-August return to Queens into "almost like Opening Day." Then came the mad dash home, which Wright never expected to take when Michael Cuddyer's single to right sent him scurrying in the first place, and which Wright admittedly doubted at times he'd ever try again this season.