Wilmer Flores
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New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores does it yet again, smacking his ninth-walk off hit in franchise history on Tuesday night.

The Mets win. That’s right. The New York Mets actually win a ballgame. This is the surprising portion of Tuesday night at Citi Field in Flushing.

What’s not surprising is how it happened.

Wilmer Flores once again played hero, tying David Wright’s franchise record with his ninth game-winning RBI. After a failed sac-bunt on the part of Asdrubal Cabrera (which probably saved the bacon of manager Mickey Callaway as well), Flores smacked one down the left-field line for the club’s first victory in eight tries.


Flores, 26, is now the king of clutch. With Tuesday’s heroics, he’s now tied the captain as the only Met in history with nine game-winning runs batted in.

He also produced the Mets first two runs of the night when he slapped a two-run single with two outs. Flores finished 2-for-5 with three runs batted in.

Michael Conforto was the man who fired back for the offense. After Steven Matz relented the go-ahead run in the seventh, Mikey C. smacked a solo shot to tie the ball game.

Though he did give up the Gregory Polanco homer in the seventh, Matz pitched well. All told, he gave up three runs on six hits while striking out seven in seven solid innings. From there, the bullpen took care of the rest with young Tim Peterson pitching a clean 10th and earning his first big-league victory.

Next up for the Mets will be the all-important rubber game on Wednesday night. After finally winning after losing seven straight, the New York Mets will look to extend the streak to two after the horrible news surrounding general manager Sandy Alderson.

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