By: Michael Ganci

Time for Wilmer Flores to Give Mets Offense a Jolt

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With Jose Reyes set to miss a few days due to a strained intercostal muscle, Wilmer Flores will once again be thrusted into the starting lineup on a regular basis, and it’s time for Wilmer to take full advantage.

Thus far in 2016, Flores is hitting .263 with a .322 OBP to go along with 10 homers and 27 RBI in 205 at-bats. While Reyes has provided speed that’s been sorely needed atop the lineup, Flores has power that Reyes simply does not possess. He’s also been pretty darn good lately, and he deserves an extended look. Maybe the Mets should tease him and tell him he’s being traded and he’ll pull out some heroics like he did last year.

Bottom line? The Mets are going to need Wilmer Flores to be very good if they have any chance of making the playoffs.

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Last year, a simple trade rumor got Wilmer Flores to take his game to a new level. The Mets are hoping for a similar performance for the last two months of the 2016 season. For the latest prices on Mets games, visit Betfair (Betfair Casino)”.

I would expect him to definitely be in the lineup tonight against Cardinals’ ace Adam Wainwright. On a night where you’d expect Logan “I’m not Matt Harvey” Verrett to give up three or four runs, it’d be nice if he had some offensive support. Otherwise, the Mets’ trend of “win one, lose one” will surely continue.

Come on Wilmer, hit one to the moon!

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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