It was an emotional night for Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports)

This has, in general, been a pretty successful season for the Mets, with the team on pace for its first winning record since 2008 amid excitement over its group of young and talented starting pitchers. However, there have still been some very, well, Mets-like moments along the way.

Several of those moments were provided on Wednesday night alone, in a debacle that left a player in tears on the New York field. That’s right, a player was in tears. On the field.

Oh, and it was all for nothing.

While the Mets were playing the Padres at Citi Field, word spread on the Internet that New York had traded for Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez. That appeared to have been first reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

As it turned out, one of those physicals proved to be quite the sticking point, but let’s get back to Sherman’s tweets. After the preceding three, the NY Post reporter sent this one out:

At that point, with the Internet buzzing with talk of the deal, which might have fallen short of blockbuster level but still was a major swap: a two-time all-star outfielder coming to New York, and a team in desperate need of offense, in exchange for a highly regarded young pitcher, albeit one still on the mend from Tommy John surgery.

Then there was Flores, the other player traded away from the Mets — who happened to be playing shortstop for the Mets at the time. And he continued to play shortstop, much to the confusion of observers.

Word of the trade had swept through the ballpark, and when Flores came to the plate in the seventh inning, fans paid tribute to a player who had joined the organization in 2007.

By then, Flores had learned — somehow — of the trade, and when he came back on the field for the eighth inning, the shortstop was in a highly emotional state.

Here is video of the sequence, courtesy of MLB:

Back in the dugout after the top half of the eighth, Flores had a discussion with Manager Terry Collins, after which he finally was removed from the game. The Mets went on to lose, 7-3, and then things got even more interesting.

An agitated Collins told the press that he didn’t pull Flores from the game earlier because he had no idea about the trade.

Then the show-stopper arrived, in the form of Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, who informed the press that, in fact, there was no trade. Gomez wasn’t coming to New York, and Flores wasn’t going anywhere.

Alderson would not confirm that trade talks had occurred, let alone why they were apparently derailed. That left reporters guessing at what had gone wrong, the leader in the clubhouse being Milwaukee not liking what it saw in Wheeler’s rehab.

However, other reports quickly emerged, indicating that the Mets had actually backed out, because of a possible problem with Gomez.

Meanwhile, the Mets were getting thoroughly clowned on Twitter for the whole, bizarre episode.

As for Flores, he was understandably shaken by the night’s decidedly unusual events. “I was sad, being with the Mets forever and having all my teammates here,” he told the New York Post. “That’s why I got emotional out there.”

Flores could well get another ovation the next time he comes up to bat at Citi Field — assuming he’s still on the team.