Wilmer Showing Off Power in Second Half, Hitting Righties Too

Wilmer Flores has homered in consecutive games for the Mets including a three-run blast in New York’s 10-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night.

Since the All-Star break, Flores is slashing .321/.361/.750 with seven home runs in only 56 at-bats. He has started 14 of the Mets 26 games in the second half.

The biggest improvement for Flores this season has been his hitting against right-handed pitching though. Coming into 2017 he had a career .661 OPS against righties in 905 plate appearances.

In 2017, Flores is hitting .284/.330/.483 with nine doubles, triple and eight home runs in 191 plate appearances vs right-handed pitching.

With is current OPS at .829, Flores has improved on his OPS for the fourth straight year in the major leagues.

The Mets infield is pretty crowded right now with Amed Rosario, Jose Reyes, Asdrubal Cabrera, Neil Walker and Dominic Smith coming up today. Will be interesting to see how Terry Collins works Flores into the lineup the rest of the season.

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