You couldn't write a more dramatic script if you spent years trying. Two days after Wilmer Flores fought back tears on the field, thinking he was about to be traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in a blockbuster Carlos Gomez trade, the New York Mets shortstop brought Citi Field to its feet with a 12th-inning walk-off home run against the Washington Nationals. [ Play a Daily Fantasy contest for cash today!l ] Talk about a roller coaster of emotions. Flores, who's been with the Mets since signing as a 16-year-old in 2007, was understandably upset when word of the looming Gomez trade trickled to the field on Wednesday night. He's grown up with the team. He's made a home in New York. It's all he knows as a professional baseball player. And though the fans weren't always sold on his development as a player, they were definitely in his corner when he wore his heart of his sleeve for all to see.
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