Neil Walker
May 30, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Neil Walker (20) applauds from the dugout after New York Mets relief pitcher Fernando Salas (not pictured) hits a single against the Milwaukee Brewers during the sixth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday night’s projected starter, Chris Flexen, was not one to hold back when asked about his emotions ahead of his MLB debut.

Tonight, Mets starter Chris Flexen is set to make his major league debut in New York’s series finale against San Diego. Flexen’s emotions were everywhere during interviews with the media yesterday regarding his call up.

Through 48.2 innings with the Binghamton Rubmple Ponies, the 23-year-old has been a force all season long. Flexen boasts a strong 6-1 record and 1.85 ERA in seven starts and will look to keep it going on Thursday night

The right-hander Flexen, on the other hand, has been brilliant in his first year at Double-A Binghamton. He’s started seven games for the Rumble Ponies and has gone 6-1 with a 1.85 ERA in 48 and 2/3 innings.

Infielder Neil Walker, who’s been sidelined with a torn hamstring, is expected to be back in the lineup this weekend.

According to The Record‘s Matt Ehalt, the Mets are expecting infielder Neil Walker back in the lineup this weekend. Walker played in rehab game No. 5 for the Las Vegas 51’s and is set to return for this weekend’s series against the Seattle Mariners.

It’ll be interesting to see where the Mets play Walker upon his return. He’s usually the starting second baseman but may see time at the infield corners in the wake of trade rumors surrounding Lucas Duda and Asdrubal Cabrera.

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