Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/7/13
In the third inning of last night’s loss to the Indians, third baseman Wilmer Flores grimaced in pain as he swung and threw his bat at the ball, prompting Keith Hernandez to say, “Ouch. That kid is really hurting. You can tell that ankle is still bothering him.” Flores has been slumping badly both at the plate and in the field since injuring his ankle last month. Yesterday, in my game notes I wrote: Well it’s great to see Wilmer Flores back in the lineup and playing third base. He has been dealing with that sore ankle issue as well as battling fatigue. Flores announced he will not be playing Winter Ball this offseason. Satin is back in the number three spot which I think suits him well, especially when there’s a lefthander on the mound. He’ll be the designated hitter, but I would have used Flores at DH to give him three extra days to strengthen that ankle. Sometimes I don’t get where Collins’ head is at. I was hoping to see a fully healthy Flores take the field last night based on h...
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