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Francisco Lindor plunking sparks Mets’ fifth-inning rally

The fans at Citi Field booed loudly in the fifth inning, when Francisco Lindor became the third Met to be hit by a pitch Wednesday night against the Cardinals, especially considering the bench-clearing bad blood between the teams already this season. St. Louis reliever Jake Walsh’s pitch was a 1-2 curveball, however, and with Mark Canha moving up to second on the HBP, it set up the Mets for a tiebreaking four-run inning in an 11-4 victory in Flushing. Pete Alonso followed with a run-scoring single to snap the 2-2 tie, before Eduardo Escobar (sacrifice fly), Dom Smith (RBI single) and Luis...
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Slumping Francisco Lindor, defensive lapses in nightcap cost Mets sweep

Francisco Lindor’s miserable May has largely been obscured by the Mets’ success, but it had no place to hide Tuesday night. Standing at the plate with the tying and go-ahead runs at second and first base respectively, Lindor received four straight fastballs from Giovanny Gallegos. The Mets shortstop was overmatched, striking out to conclude a 4-3 loss to the Cardinals in the nightcap of a doubleheader. The Mets won 3-1 in Game 1 behind Trevor Williams’ four shutout innings as a rotation replacement for injured Trevor Megill. “I should have put the ball in play, but hats off to [Gallegos],” Lindor said when...
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How Mets' Francisco Lindor used key tenets to get back into swing

Things did not start smoothly for Francisco Lindor in Queens. The charismatic, kaleidoscope-haired shortstop was dealt to the Mets in January 2021 and two months later signed a 10-year, $341 million deal that will keep him in blue and orange (and black on Fridays) through the 2031 season. With that massive contract came massive expectations, and for the first two months of last season, Lindor’s on-field production didn’t live up to the hype or the dollar figure.
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Francisco Lindor, Eduardo Escobar struggling at plate as Mets’ offense dips

The Mets are still winning games, but their offense has tailed off of late.  Over their last 12 games, they are averaging 4.1 runs, and that includes two outliers — a 10-run anomaly and the seven-run, ninth-inning rally, both against the Phillies. Compare that to the first 18 games, when they were producing 4.7 runs a game.  A number of Mets have gone cold, in particular Francisco Lindor and Eduardo Escobar. In this 12-game stretch, Lindor had just eight hits in 49 at-bats, dropping his batting average all the way down to .239 and his OPS to .742. Escobar is in a...
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Francisco Lindor made funny promise to Mets teammate

New York Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil is off to a hot start this season, and Francisco Lindor has added an unofficial incentive to his teammate’s contract. Lindor told reporters this week that he promised to buy McNeil a car if the 30-year-old wins the National League batting title. There is one caveat, however — Lindor did not specify what type of car.
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Francisco Lindor, Jeff McNeil have fun with unofficial incentive

New York Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil is off to a hot start this season, and Francisco Lindor has added an unofficial incentive to his teammate’s contract. Lindor told reports this week that he promised to buy McNeil a car if the 30-year-old wins the National League batting title. There is one caveat, however — Lindor did not specify what type of car.
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Francisco Lindor gives Jeff McNeil extra incentive to win a batting title

As if Jeff McNeil didn’t already have enough reasons to win a batting title, Francisco Lindor gave him another. Exactly one year ago, the New York Mets double play combo got into an altercation in the tunnel of the dugout. This gave way to the “ratcoon” storyline which followed them throughout the season and remains fresh in our minds because of its ridiculousness.
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Mets' Francisco Lindor reportedly disagreed with Robinson Cano move

The New York Mets apparently overrode the wishes of one of their star players by throwing in the towel on Robinson Cano. Mika Puma of The New York Post reports this week that Mets star Francisco Lindor made a plea for the team to keep Cano around. However, the Mets still decided on Tuesday to designate the eight-time All-Star Cano for assignment, effectively ending his tenure with the team.
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