Sometimes, all you need to feel better is a good cry. Just ask Wilmer Flores.
Flores has started to heat up at the plate since July 29, when he teared up on the field amid rumors that he would be traded as part of a package for Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez.
Yes, it's a small sample size, but here's how the Mets shortstop has fared in the 15 plate appearances since the incident, as well as how he did in the 15 before it:
July 22-29: Three hits, four strikeouts, .200 batting average, .200 on-base percentage, .200 slugging percentage, .400 on-base plus slugging (Mets record: 1-4).
July 31-Aug. 4: Two runs, four hits, one double, one home run (note: of the dramatic walk-off variety against the Nationals), three runs batted in, four strikeouts, .267 batting average, .267 on-base percentage, .600 slugging percentage, .867 on-base plus slugging (Mets record: 4-0).