Wilmer’s walk-off HR gives Mets 4th straight win

Wilmer Flores hit a two-out solo homer in the bottom of the ninth inning against the the Oakland A’s to lead the Mets to a 6-5 walk-off win at Citi Filed on Saturday Night.

The win was the Mets’ fourth straight and they are slowly inching towards the .500 mark (45-50) after nearly dropping to ten games under last week.

This is the fourth time this year New York has won four or more games in a row…The club season-high is a five-game winning streak from April 9-13…The Mets are 6-3 on their 10-game homestand…New York is 14-9 in its last 23 contests and 25-27 at home…The club is 9-4 in its last 13 home games. (NY Mets)

From Elias: The Mets overcame a 5-0 deficit to win the ball game. It was the second walkoff homer for Flores in his big-league career; the first, against the Nationals on July 31, 2015, was generally credited as the regular-season pivot point in the Mets’ surprise run to that year’s World Series. Overall, it was the sixth walkoff RBI of the 25-year-old’s major-league career, the highest total for any major-league player since Sept. 8, 2014, the date on which Flores delivered his first walkoff RBI on a sacrifice fly against the Rockies. Flores stands ahead of a quartet of All-Stars and future Hall-of-Famers who have produced five walkoff RBIs since that date—Josh Donaldson, Carlos Correa, Bryce Harper and Albert Pujols!

Earlier, Jose Reyes hit two triples, marking the ninth multiple-triple game of his big-league career. That’s as many multiple-triple games as the combined total of the two active players with the next-highest totals: Curtis Granderson (five) and Dexter Fowler (four). In fact, only three other players who debuted in the live-ball era (since 1920) have as many multi-triple games as does Reyes: Hall of Famers Willie Mays (10), Arky Vaughan (10) and Pie Traynor (9). This was the first game of Reyes’s big-league career in which he hit two triples while batting right-handed.

 

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