Photographic evidence of Wilmer Flores wearing David Wright's jersey in today's Mets intrasquad game. pic.twitter.com/MAtxZCkdOh
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) March 30, 2017
New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores was forced to wear David Wright‘s uniform on Thursday during an intra-squad contest.
What is this, amateur hour? Or, perhaps it’s a rec-league game. Or, maybe it’s Evan Roberts’ Twitter Baseball.
In any event, it’s real.
Why did this happen today in the Mets intra-squad game against Triple-A Las Vegas? We don’t have the slightest clue. But it did, indeed, happen.
The big squad took the game by the final of 5-4.
Flores started at first base and batted cleanup for the Triple-A squad and killed it offensively at the plate. He finished 2-for-3 with a run, an RBI and a solo home run in the 3rd-inning … all with David Wright’s No. 5 proudly wrapped on his back.
Perhaps the Mets are now on to something here.