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All the Mets needed to defeat the Padres last night was David Wright. The third baseman tied a career high with 6 RBI last night as the Mets won, 9-1. Of course, it didn't hurt that Kris Benson pitched a great game, allowing only one run in 8.1 innings.

Despite Benson's performance, it was Wright that stole the show for the 2nd night in a row. With Pedro Martinez having his worst outing of the season last night, Wright made one of the best plays all season with a bare-handed over the shoulder diving-catch in short left field. Last night, it was all bat.

In addition to his 6 RBI, Wright also scored three times and had a stolen base. The stolen base came on a delayed double steal of home with Carlos Beltran. It was the first time the Mets stole home since Roger Cedeno stole home against the Yankees in 2002.

Photo by AP/Lenny Ignelzi via ESPN