Wilmer Flores flipped his helmet, crossed home plate and was mobbed by teammates after his tiebreaking home run with two outs in the ninth inning extended the best start in New York Mets history to 12-2.
"It was good just to get out of that cold," he said.
And then Yoenis Cespedes doused him with a jug filled with Gatorade and ice cubes.
"I told him no," Flores said with a laugh, "but he still did it."
On a windy Sunday afternoon with a game-time temperature of 42 degrees — perfect for Jackie Robinson Day when all players wore that number — the Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 to open a season with five straight series wins...