SNY's Gary Cohen dubbed Wilmer Flores the "King of the Walk-Off" after his walk-off single on Tuesday night. And the moniker matches the facts.
Tuesday night's walk-off was the ninth of Flores' career, tying him with David Wright for the most in Mets history. And Flores has done it in roughly 5,000 fewer at-bats than Wright.
Flores' nine walk-off RBI since 2014 (including three this season) is the most in the majors during that span.
The heroics from Flores came hours after GM Sandy Alderson took an indefinite leave of absence to again battle cancer. And Flores was emotional after the game when talking about Alderson, saying it was tough to play.
"Obviously he's one of us," Flores said. "We're all humans, things happen to us. It was tough being out there playing but you got to concentrate on playing. Sandy is one of us and we support him 100 percent and hopefully he'll get better."