Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/9/14
Kristie Ackert of the Daily News spoke to Triple-A manager Wally Backman on Thursday, and the fiery skipper told her that shortstop Wilmer Flores is on a mission to hit and if he’s given the playing time that’s exactly what he’ll do. “Ever since I have had him in 2011, he has been a run producer,” said Backman of Flores, who was hitting .307 with five doubles, a triple and five home runs for the 51s. He had 25 RBI in 126 plate appearances. “He can hit. I don’t know what the plans are for how they are going to use him, but if he’s given the chance, Flo can hit.” Regarding Jacob deGrom, who may be nearing a promotion to the Mets, Backman shrugged off his recent rough outing on Wednesday when he allowed five runs in five innings. “It was cold and wet here,” Backman told Ackert. “He had some trouble, but he’s been very good.” Las Vegas pitching coach Tom Signore recently spoke about deGrom as well citing how the development of his changeup is the biggest reason for his success this s
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