Flores finishes 1-for-3 in return

July, 25, 2014
7/25/14
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MILWAUKEE -- Wilmer Flores is back for his third stint with the Mets this season. This time it’s due to the injury to Ruben Tejada, who was beaned in Wednesday’s 3-2 win over the Mariners in Seattle.

The problem for Flores is that Tejada should be back in the lineup Friday night. That means he goes to the bench or spells Daniel Murphy at second or David Wright at third.

Flores said that he can make it work.

“I’ll just have to find a way,” said Flores, who went 1-for-3 in Thursday's 9-1 loss to Milwaukee. “I’ll have to find a way. If I’m playing everyday, OK. If I’m not, I mean, I’m just going to get used to it and try to find a way to be ready.”

But he added, something every ballplayer knows.

“Playing everyday, being out there everyday is so much easier,” he said.

He was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas, while outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was optioned to Las Vegas.

Flores, 22, was with the Mets from May 8-June 25 and from April 2-6 earlier this season. He hit .225 (18-80) with three doubles, one home run and seven RBIin 25 games in the previous two stretches.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
15 4.09 151 202
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187