MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Nationals, 5:05 PM (Wil-maaa!)

The New York Mets travel to Viera, Fla. to take on the Washington Nationals at 5:05 PM. Matthew Bowman faces left-hander Gio Gonzalez. Jon Niese, who was originally slated to start this game, will pitch in an Intrasquad game today instead. The decision was based on weather related issues. As previously reported, Wilmer Flores returns to the starting lineup for the first time since...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flores Taking Grounders, Walking Comfortably, Thursday Targeted For Return

Shortstop Wilmer Flores is on the field doing morning drills, taking fielding practice, and appears to be walking very comfortably this morning. Manager Terry Collins expects to have him back in the starting lineup on Thursday. March 23 Wilmer Flores told reporters that he does not believe his bruised left foot will jeopardize his availability for opening day as he said he’ll...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores Downplays Foot Injury, Not Worried About Missing Opening Day

Wilmer Flores told reporters that he does not believe his bruised left foot will jeopardize his availability for opening day as he said he’ll just need a few days to recover. “I’m not worried,” Flores said. “It will just take a few days, that’s it.” Flores fouled a ball of his foot in the third inning of Sunday’s 6-0 win over the Yankees, and was fitted with a walking...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thanks to injuries, Daniel Muno can sieze opportunity

With Daniel Murphy seemingly destined to start the season on the disabled list after suffering a hamstring injury, the Opening Day second base job most likely belongs to Ruben Tejada. With Wilmer Flores sporting a walking boot after fouling a ball off his foot on Sunday’s game against the Yankees, Matt Reynolds appears to be the leader in the clubhouse for Opening Day shortstop...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

X-Rays On Wilmer Flores’ Foot Negative

Good news… Marc Carig of Newsday is reporting that X-rays taken on Wilmer Flores’ left foot on Sunday showed no damage. The Mets are calling it a bruise and Flores will continue to wear a walking boot for a day or two according to Carig. Sounds like we can all exhale… Original Post 5:15 PM New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores is headed for X-rays late Sunday afternoon after...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Flores Is Hurting, Headed For X-Rays On Foot

New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores is headed for X-rays late Sunday afternoon after fouling a ball off his left foot in the third inning of Sunday’s 6-0 win against the New York Yankees. Flores was badly limping and wearing a walking boot as he departed Tradition Field, writes Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. “It hurts a lot,” Flores told Marly Rivera of ESPN Deportes. MMO’s...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson: Murphy Could Start Season On DL, Flores Will Remain At SS No Matter What

The team announced earlier today that Daniel Murphy will miss at least a week with a right hamstring pull after reviewing the results of an MRI taken on Friday. The Mets will continue to go with Matt Reynolds or Danny Muno at second base in Murphy’s absence. “We’ll see how it feels tomorrow,” Murphy told reporters. “There’s nothing I can do about it now other than try...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game #15: St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets

Okay, so maybe it’s unfair to use these two shots in this image. But, come on. How do I not use that? Game Time: 12:10 pm CDT @ Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, FloridaTelevision: MLB Network (delay)Radio: KMOX 1120Starting Pitching ProbablesMichael Wacha (0-0, 5 IP, 0.00 ERA, 0.40 WHIP) vs. Bartolo Colon (0-2, 7 IP, 10.29 ERA, 2.00 WHIP)Cardinals LineupTBAAvailable Pitchers...
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Can Wilmer Flores Outhit His Defense?

The experts say the Mets are lacking at shortstop, have been since Jose Reyes took his talents to South Florida after 2011. Considering that Reyes had just won the Mets’ first batting title in 50 seasons of baseball and that his initial replacement was Ruben Tejada, the experts have not been wrong. Tejada put up some promising numbers in extremely small sample sizes during 2010...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Is This Man Smiling?

I can’t remember a spring training day where the Mets had a split squad day … and both games were on television at the same time. This was an excuse to use the picture in picture on the television. There was a lot to keep track of. The big studs in the lineup were in Jupiter to face the Cardinals. But Dillon Gee and Rafael Montero were back in Port St. Lucie to go against the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Win A Pair: Flores, Grandy, Cuddyer All Homer

The Mets played two split squad games today, and came away with a victory in both matchups.  The Mets defeated the Houston Astros at home in Tradition field by a score of 3-1, and the Mets other squad won by a score of 7-2 against the St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter. Pitching: Dillon Gee was solid in his start against Houston, but not spectacular. He allowed no runs and two hits...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Long Says Mets Will Need Serious Contributions From Wright, Granderson, Murphy To Win

New Mets hitting coach Kevin Long gave Dan Martin of the New York Post a player by player progress report as the team enjoyed a day off on Wednesday. “I’ve seen good things from a lot of these guys,” the hitting coach said. “Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been good. Ruben Tejada has been better. And Wilmer Flores, he just doesn’t miss. If you throw a strike, he’s going to do damage...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Very Underrated Balanced Mets Offense

Here we are again its mid-March the snow is starting to melt in New York and the Mets are gearing up for another season, which recently took a more gloomy turn. However folks the show must go on and if there is one thing that can be said about every good Mets team in the past it is how resilient they have been, just like the fan base. If there is one positive that can be taken away...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Two weeks in and still no definite shortstop for the Mets

Throughout the offseason, there were two main areas of concern, and General Manager Sandy Alderson did not address either one. The first area was the bullpen’s need for another left-handed reliever to compliment Josh Edgin. It has been apparent in the past few years that using one left-handed reliever has not worked out, as Tim Byrdak, Pedro Feliciano and Scott Rice have been...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cesar Puello Dilemma

Left-handed pitching out of the bullpen, the Wilmer Flores bid to man the shortstop position, the return of Matt Harvey and when will there be room to accommodate Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz; these are the story lines out of Port St. Lucie this spring. I’d like to add the Cesar Puello dilemma to that mix. In a Met minor league system dominated by pitching talent, Cesar Puello...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets dominate early Spring Training leaderboard

The Mets have five of the top 15 NL hitters in OPS, according to MLB.com as of 10:17 a.m. 1.206 – Wilmer Flores (7) 1.153 – John Mayberry Jr. (11) 1.117 – Kirk Nieuwenhuis (13) 1.062 – Eric Campbell (14) 1.040 – Matt den Dekker (15) Related Posts: Will John Mayberry Jr. signing hurt Eric Campbell, too? An early look at the Mets’ 2015 bench Mets need to find more...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

So Far Flores Making The Grade

Wilmer Flores has done nothing to thwart the Mets’ confidence in him to open the season at shortstop. He’s made several nice plays in the field, and will only get better as his knowledge of opposing hitters and his positioning improves. Look, he’s not going to be the second coming of Rey Ordonez, but for now the Mets want him to make the basic plays, and for the most part that’s...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores Blasts 3-Run Homer As Mets Rout Braves 13-2

The New York Mets crushed their division rival Atlanta Braves by a score of 13-2 on Friday afternoon in Tradition Field. Jon Niese (2.84 ERA) started the game and allowed three hits in 3.2 scoreless innings, striking out three and walking only one. Niese is looking good, my friends. Sean Gilmartin (9.82 ERA) allowed a run on two hits in 1.2 innings of relief, walking two – both...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Flores hits 3-run homer; Mets rout Braves' split squad 13-2

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) Wilmer Flores was had three hits, including a three-run homer, and the New York Mets routed an Atlanta Braves' split squad 13-2 Friday. Flores doubled, scored three runs and raised his average to .455. Mets starter Jon Niese allowed three hits in 3 2-3 scoreless innings, struck out three and walked one. Braves prospect Manny Banuelos gave up five runs,...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets360 2015 projections: Wilmer Flores

And did you think this fool could never win Well look at me, I’m coming back again I got a taste of short in a simple way And if you need to know while I’m still standing you just fade away Don’t you know I’m still standing better than I ever did Feeling like a true survivor, looking like a little kid I’m still standing after all this time All offseason we heard rumors...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nieuwenhuis, Flores Stay Hot, But Mets Fall To Braves 3-2

The New York Mets traveled to Disney and lost to the Atlanta Braves by a score of 3-2. The Braves scored all three runs off starter Bartolo Colon who was scalped to the tune of three earned runs on five hits, a walk and a strikeout in three innings pitched. It really was just one bad inning for Colon, the third, when he was victimized by a two-run homer by first baseman Freddie...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins Still Not Sold On Flores At Shortstop

Wilmer Flores has hit the ground running in Spring Training, and while stats don’t matter too much this time of the year, it’s still better than looking for your first hit five games in. Flores is now 5-for-11 with a double and an RBI in four games this spring. Flores also flashed the leather on Sunday, making three very rangy and difficult plays. In the first inning, Flores...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets 3, Braves 1: First Rounder Michael Conforto Has Huge Day

In Saturday’s split squad game against Atlanta, the Mets beat the Braves by a score of 3-1 at Tradition Field. Jacob deGrom started and was sharp for two innings before tiring in the third and allowing the only run of the game for the Braves. Then came six scoreless innings of relief by the Mets bullpen Wilmer Flores went 1-for-3 with two runs scored, and Cesar Puello had another...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Update: Collins Says Flores Is Fine, Will Play Thursday (Finger)

4:30 PM Update: Manager Terry Collins spoke to reporters after the game and confirmed that Wilmer Flores is fine and will likely be back in the lineup on Thursday Flores was hit by a pitch that hit a finger on his glove hand. 2:45 PM Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores left Wednesday’s Grapefruit League game against the Braves after he was hit in the wrist/forearm area by a pitch. No...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores Leaves Game After Being Hit On Wrist By Pitch

Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores left Wednesday’s Grapefruit League game against the Braves after he was hit in the wrist or forearm area by a pitch. No further information is available as Flores is getting checked out by medical staff. Flores was replaced  Matt Reynolds. He had a single and a strikeout in two at-bats and also had a fielding error. Will update as new information comes in.
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22 days ago  |  Discuss
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