I got home late tonight and was surprised to see the Mets-Nationals game in the 12th inning.
Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores hit a walk off home run in the bottom of the 12th to give the Mets 2-1 win and bring them within two games of the Nats in the NL East. Flores drove in both runs for the Mets and made a spectacular play which prompted a standing ovation. As he ran the bases, Flores cried tears of joy.
Forty eight hours ago, Flores was inconsolable when he learned that he had been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for Carlos Gomez only to have the deal nixed. What a difference a couple of days makes.
Two days ago, Wilmer Flores was a face in a crowded city. Now he is for the moment a New York folk hero.