Mets infielder Wilmer Flores hit a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers as New York's franchise-best start continued.
Flores roped Matt Albers' 1-2 sinker over the left-center field fence as the Mets improved to 12-2, the best record in the National League and second-best record in the majors.
"I was definitely ready for a heater," Flores told reporters after the game. "He throws a lot of fastballs in, he tried to throw that backdoor two-seamer, and he got it in the middle."
Prior to his home run, Flores had been 0-for-3 with a walk. The 26-year-old infielder started the season in a 1-for-11 slump but has since gone 4-for-14 with two home runs and two doubles, raising his slugging percentage from .091 to .520.
"All I wanted to do, seriously," Flores said, "was to hit the ball hard. ... I wasn't trying to hit a homer, it just happened."
Flores hit a walk-off home run for the third time in four seasons. He hit a walk-off homer in a 6-5 win over the Oakland A's on July 22, 2017, and hit another on July 31, 2015, in a 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals.