Flores Powers Mets Win

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by Ed Tsunoda on September 17, 2014

Wilmer Flores homered twice and drove in six runs as the Mets beat the Marlins 9-1. Bartolo Colon took advantage of the offensive onslaught, throwing 7+ innings of one run ball, despite allowing 12 hits. Curtis Granderson also had three hits and Lucas Duda and Ruben Tejada each had two hits and a double of their own in the win. Travis d’Arnaud continues to prove he can hit Major League pitching, going 1-3 with a double and a walk, raising his slash line to .282/.325/.492/.817 since he returned from a stint in AAA in June.

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…the 23-year-old Flores hit a three-run shot in the fifth and a two-run drive in the seventh — both off reliever Brad Penny.

He also had an RBI double in the fourth as the Mets scored their most runs at home since they tallied 11 against the Phillies on July 30. After slowly developing the power stroke the organization thinks he is capable of providing, Flores is 8 for 15 with three homers and 10 RBIs in his last four games. He has six long balls overall.

“Maybe it takes a little more time for some people,” Flores said about finding his swing against big leaguers. “I’m seeing the ball well right now.”

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