Originally posted on MetsMinor.net  |  Last updated 8/5/13
So not only did Wilmer Flores play third base again — but he took Michael Wacha deep for his 15th home run of the year. Flores is approaching relatively impressive numbers for a full season of play (20 HRs, 100 RBI, .300+ average) and yet is still being kept down in Triple-A. The fact that he’s now gotten two consecutive starts at third feels like the ultimate tease, while all signs have pointed to him not being called up. In fact, our reader Kevin emailed me asking about the likelihood of Flores being called up and questioned the choice of Mike Baxter over Flores or Jordany Valdespin… and that’s a pretty good damn question. Speaking of Valdespin, he picked up two more hits last night to bring his average up to .466. He or Flores would’ve made sense as call-ups over Mike Baxter, especially since we lost an infielder and Baxter plays…well, the outfield. In a recent interview before Wright’s injury, dePodesta stated that we had a “full major league infield” and that there were “thre...
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