New fan favorite Wilmer Flores hit a leadoff homer in the 12th inning to give the New York Mets a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.
Reports of the Mets nixing the deal put a wrap on a surreal night at Citi Field, where infielder Wilmer Flores played through tears after being informed by fans that he was part of a trade that never materialized.
“You think these guys are stone-cold robots. They’re not,” Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday night. “They’re human beings and they have emotions.”
Just when it looked like Carlos Gomez was coming back to Queens, something scuttled the deal.
Jacob deGrom gave up four hits in eight innings, and the New York Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 Thursday to stop a seven-game losing streak, their longest since April 2011.
Strange as it may seem, not all injuries are created equal in sports. In baseball, any kind of hand/wrist injury can really impact a hitter’s ability to turn on a fastball, and those players trying to come back from such injuries often struggle at the plate. Likewise, foot injuries are hard to overcome for hitters and pitchers, especially if it’s to a plant foot that gives the player power to swing or throw the ball.
Despite being no-hit, having their ace hit hard and blowing a ninth-inning lead for the first time all season, the Mets maintained their slim NL East lead thanks to a huge come-from-behind win to close out the week.
Bartolo Colon moved into a tie for the major league lead with his ninth win, Wilmer Flores and John Mayberry Jr. homered, and the New York Mets held on to beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 on Friday night.
Wilmer Flores singled home the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning for his second huge hit in two days, giving the New York Mets a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Wilmer Flores hit a tiebreaking three-run homer off Justin De Fratus in the sixth inning to help Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 Monday.
The Mets have now lost seven straight games at Wrigley Field dating back to June 3, 2014. The skid is the second-longest losing streak at the “Friendly Confines” in team history.
Wilmer Flores hit a grand slam off Matt Garza from the No. 9 slot in the batting order, sparking a 10-run fourth inning and leading the New York Mets to a 14-1 romp over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night.
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki might soon be on the trading block. But don’t expect the Mets to get him.
The Mets could certainly use a shortstop, though there are risks involved and acquiring him might not be practical.
That bed Mets GM Sandy Alderson made with Wilmer Flores is starting to feel awfully lumpy. He should at least change the sheets.