Following their loss in the nightcap of their day-night doubleheader in Houston, the Mets announced that infielder Wilmer Flores was given a preliminary diagnosis of a broken nose after fouling a ball off his face during the game. Given the way this season has gone for the team, of course that’s a thing that actually happened.
Assuming that adds Flores to the list of Mets whose seasons have come to an early end, he would finish the year with a .271/.307/.488 line with 18 home runs—one of which was a grand slam that he hit in the first game of the doubleheader—and a 106 wRC+. While not quite as good as his 2016 line, relative to league average, it would mark the second season both in his career and in a row that Flores finished above that league-average level.
As the Mets plod forward toward the offseason and hope for much better results in 2018, Flores figures to get a pretty good amount of playing time. Just how much and where he’ll play will depend on what, if anything, the Mets do in the offseason in terms of acquiring infielders.