Move over Kevin James, Wilmer Flores is the new King of Queens thanks to this walk-off homer
Flores hits walk-off HR, is new King of Queens
Move over Kevin James because Wilmer Flores is the King of Queens right now.
When we last checked in on Flores, the 23-year-old Mets infielder was going viral for breaking Jimmy Dugan's Cardinal rule of baseball after hearing he'd been traded to the Brewers in a deal for Carlos Gomez.
Well, that reaction turned out to be premature because Gomez landed with the Astros and the Amazin's went out and snagged them an outfielder named Yoenis Cespedes. (Maybe you've heard of him?)
But Yo's services weren't being offered on Friday night as the Mets and Nationals were locked in an epic battle of strengths that took them deep into extras. After a samurai single from Yunel Escobar tied the game at 1 (on #HarveyDay, no less!) and Bryce Harper got himself ejected for arguing balls and strikes, Flores stepped in to face Felipe Rivero in the bottom of the 12th.
The fans in Queens had been giving him standing ovations all night long and he was about to give them a reason to do so once more.
Yup, that'll do it. Just two days after getting emotional about the prospect of having to leave his teammates, Flores was mobbed by them at home plate following a walk-off home run that pulled the Mets a full game closer to the Nats at the top of the NL East.