By: Michael Ganci

Wilmer Flores Has Got the Power

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Wilmer Flores hit his 10th home run of the year last night.

Flores is the fourth Mets shortstop in team history to hit 10 or more home runs in a season. Jose Reyes did it four times, last in 2010 when he had 11 home runs. Kevin Elster had 10 home runs in 1989 and Eddie Bressoud had 10 home runs in 1966.

Flores’ 10 home runs are tied with St. Louis’ Jhonny Peralta for the most by a major league shortstop this year. According to Elias, Flores became the first player in team history to hit a home run in his first major league plate appearance as the starting cleanup hitter.

Flores has 13 RBI in his last 17 games dating to May 24, which is tied for the 12th-most in the National League over that span. Flores has 28 RBI, tied for the fifth-most among major league shortstops.

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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