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    About 35 years ago, if a shortstop drove in 99 runs and clocked 25 homers, they’d be tried as a witch. That’s exactly what Francisco Lindor has done this season though, and with 11 games to spare, the switch-hitting straw that stirs the Mets’ drink will finish the season with even prettier numbers. In 1987, the average MLB shortstop slashed .258/.315/.365 (.680 OPS) with an 80 wRC+, meaning as a collective, shortstops were 20% worse than the league’s average hitter. Entering Friday’s series opener in Oakland, Lindor is flexing a .271/.344/.454 slash line (.798 OPS) and 130 wRC+. With four more RBI, he will break Carlos Guillen’s single-season record for runs driven in by a switch-hitting shortstop. The evolution of the modern, slugging shortstop is one of many changes that have swept through the games in recent years, and Lindor is perhaps the most prime example of how a guy who hits like a corner outfielder but fields like a middle infielder is the most valuable type of player a team can have. His partner in the cleanup spot, meanwhile,...
    On the day where the entire sport honored Puerto Rican legend Roberto Clemente, the Mets’ Puerto Rican shortstop was one of the stars of the game. Francisco Lindor launched his 24th home run of the year, setting the Mets’ single-season record for a shortstop and his team cruised to a 7-1 win over the team that Clemente repped for his entire 18-year career. In beating the Pirates, the Mets shook off the cobwebs that covered their bats during their recent three-game sweep by the Cubs. Two runs in the first inning and three more in the third gave them a sizable lead and starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco guarded it well. Carrasco set a season-high in strikeouts (11) and gave the Pirates just four hits en route to his 15th win of the season. This run of the mill, nondescript victory won’t be remembered by many after the season. But it was a necessary one. Another loss against a sub-.500 team would have been the Mets’ fourth in a row and eighth of the month. Instead, the first five hitters in...
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    As many continue fretting about Francisco Lindor’s batting average — which is also trending upward — the Mets’ indefatigable shortstop has shown up to the ballpark every single day and reclaimed his spot as one of the best all-around players in baseball. Lindor finally gets a break on Thursday, as a Mets’ off day is the only thing that can keep him off the field. Playing virtually without any rest, something that manager Buck Showalter is very fond of reminding people about, Lindor has posted the fourth-most Wins Above Replacement of any position player in the league. With offensive production that’s 32% better than the average player, clockwork defense at the diamond’s most important position and sneaky good base running, Lindor ranks behind the Cardinals’ corner infield duo of Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt for the crown of most valuable player in the league. It will almost certainly not lead to the actual award for Most Valuable Player, but Lindor deserves much more MVP buzz than he’s currently getting. That’s fine with Lindor, who called breaking Jose Reyes’ single-season club...
    With his name in the starting lineup once again on Wednesday, Mets’ shortstop Francisco Lindor has started 111 of the team’s 112 games. The only game he did not appear in was June 2 at Dodger Stadium. Manager Buck Showalter joked that when he did get Lindor off the field for a defensive replacement in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s blowout win, “that was a fight.” Showalter was also asked about the value of having a superstar who can be counted on day in and day out. ”It’s a skill,” Showalter said. “It sets a tone for a lot of guys. Without naming names, guys look around.” Showalter said he had five names in his head coming into this series that he was “going to try to get off the field in some form or fashion.” None of those have been Lindor, who, on Tuesday, became the first Met shortstop ever to have two 20-homer seasons. He followed that on Wednesday by tying Jose Reyes’ record for RBI by a Mets shortstop in a single season. “It’s a blessing,” Lindor said of the record. “Anytime you can do...
    With his name in the starting lineup once again on Wednesday, Mets’ shortstop Francisco Lindor has started 111 of the team’s 112 games. The only game he did not appear in was June 2 at Dodger Stadium. Manager Buck Showalter was asked about the value of having a superstar who can be counted on day in and day out. “It’s a skill,” Showalter said. “It sets a tone for a lot of guys. Without naming names, guys look around.” Showalter said he had five names in his head coming into this series that he was “going to try to get off the field in some form or fashion.” None of those have been Lindor, who, on Tuesday, became the first Met shortstop ever to have two 20-homer seasons. “I remember talking to Terry Francona before the season, and that’s one of the things we talked about, how much he likes to play,” Showalter recalled. “Let’s be frank, when you make a commitment to a player long-term, that’s one of the hardest things to read. That was one thing about Manny...
    New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor set the team record for most RBIs in a season for a shortstop, tying Jose Reyes for that honor. Reyes last played in Queens in 2018 — which also happened to be his final season in the big leagues. His 81-RBI season took place in 2006, when he and David Wright made for one of the best left-hand sides of the infield in baseball. That year, Reyes made the All-Star team (one of four), recorded 64 stolen bases and slashed .300/.354/.487, getting on-base at one of the best clips of his entire MLB career. But Lindor is no slouch either. Since being acquired, the 28-year-old has gone through some struggles. Yet, 2022 is a different story. With more than a month to go in the season, Lindor broke the Mets’ single-season shortstop RBI mark. Francisco Lindor has tied Jose Reyes franchise record with 81 RBI in a season by a shortstop after a two-run knock puts the #Mets up 4-0. Its August 10. — Joe Pantorno (@JoePantorno) August 10, 2022 Mets: Francisco Lindor...
    Let’s start with the facts. Francisco Lindor has a .238 batting average for the Mets, a team for which he’s played 220 games heading into this week’s Subway Series with the crosstown Yankees. His .741 OPS with the Mets is significantly lower than the .833 he put up in six years with Cleveland. He’s striking out more than ever, hitting fewer line drives, and, in his year and change with the Mets, slugging more than 50 points below his career average. What he’s also doing is excelling in counting stats. His 66 RBI ranks sixth in Major League Baseball as of Tuesday morning. He’s got 16 home runs, the second-most of any National League shortstop. Lindor is also one of just 10 players so far this season to reach 15 homers and 10 stolen bases. By Wins Above Replacement — which is also a counting stat — the Mets’ shortstop is the tenth-most valuable player in the NL. So why does it feel like the Mets, their fans, their front office, and Lindor himself are still waiting for him to...
    Let’s start with the facts. Francisco Lindor has a .238 batting average for the Mets, a team for which he’s played 220 games heading into this week’s Subway Series with the crosstown Yankees. His .741 OPS with the Mets is significantly lower than the .833 he put up in six years with Cleveland. He’s striking out more than ever, hitting fewer line drives, and, in his year and change with the Mets, slugging more than 50 points below his career average. What he’s also doing is excelling in counting stats. His 66 RBI rank sixth in Major League Baseball as of Tuesday morning. He’s got 16 home runs, the second-most of any National League shortstop. Lindor is also one of just ten players so far this season to reach 15 homers and 10 stolen bases. By Wins Above Replacement — which is also a counting stat — the Mets’ shortstop is the tenth-most valuable player in the NL. So why does it feel like the Mets, their fans, their front office, and Lindor himself are still waiting for him to...
    The New York Mets are finally getting what they hoped for when they traded for Francisco Lindor. After a six-year stretch with the Cleveland Indians that will cement his name amongst the all-time greatest Cleveland players ever, Francisco Lindor found himself shipped to the New York Mets in January of 2021 in what was at the time a league-shattering deal. Lindor, a switch-hitting shortstop who was not only elite with the bat but was also one of the best defenders in the game (at a premium defensive position, at that) seemed like a surefire star acquisition at the time. In six years with Cleveland, Lindor made four All-Star Game appearances, won two Gold Gloves and two Silver Sluggers, and finished in the top 10 in AL MVP voting three times. He routinely played in nearly every game and was a lock for 30+ home runs and 20+ stolen bases while keeping the batting average up and being one of the slickest defenders in baseball. When Lindor was traded to the Mets along with veteran starter Carlos Carrasco in exchange for...
    ATLANTA — With All-Stars Jeff McNeil and Starling Marte absent, Francisco Lindor stepped up. Two weeks ago, when the Mets were in a rut offensively, fans would have had a hard time believing they would take a series from the defending champion Braves without two of their best hitters. With McNeil on paternity leave and Marte dealing with groin discomfort, it was Lindor who brought the lineup back from the dead. “I’m happy. I’m happy I’m contributing to the team,” Lindor said. “I came here to win ballgames. However, we’re still not done. We got a long way to go.” The Mets star shortstop went 5-for-14 with four RBI, a home run and a triple in three games at Atlanta. No game was bigger than Wednesday for Lindor, when he cranked a three-run home run off Braves right-hander Charlie Morton that gave the Mets a 4-0 lead in the third inning. The Mets went on to beat the Braves, 7-3. Lindor has 68 RBI on the year, which is one more than he had all of last season. Yes, Lindor...
    Ugly, sloppy baseball. The Mets did nothing right in Wednesday’s 10-2 defeat to the Brewers, with the pitching staff and Francisco Lindor creating the most disappointment. Lindor not only went 0-for-3 at the plate with two strikeouts, he flubbed a grounder that might’ve saved the Mets from such an embarrassing scoreline. Simply put, it was a slog all night for the Mets. And Lindor’s botched play at shortstop was part of many layers of mud underneath. It was scored a clean single for Milwaukee’s Lorenzo Cain — and the ball was redirected after bouncing off pitcher Jake Reed’s foot — but Lindor would’ve ended the inning if he fielded it cleanly. Instead, the floodgates opened, the blowout commenced, and fans started trickling toward the parking lot. “We self-inflicted some things,” manager Buck Showalter said The Brewers scored seven runs in the fifth inning off three different pitchers — including six runs after Lindor’s fumble. Reed bore the brunt with five earned runs in 2/3 of an inning. He also walked in a run, leaving Showalter vulnerable to criticism for not going...
    Taijuan Walker has never been better. The right-hander retired 18 consecutive batters in the Mets’ 3-2 win over the Marlins on Saturday at Citi Field. After a first-inning infield single to leadoff hitter Jon Berti, no one reached base against Walker until the seventh inning. In the end, he gave up one run on two hits and recorded nine strikeouts while permitting one walk across 6.2 innings and 97 pitches. Walker’s terrific outing lowered his season ERA to 2.88 and earned him his fifth win of the year. It helped that Walker got 11 swings and five whiffs on his slider, which was his most-used and most effective pitch on Saturday. But the key for the righty’s recent success has been his pitch mix. In 10 starts this season, Walker has used his splitter just over 30% of the time and has held opposing hitters to a .173 batting average in at-bats ending in that pitch. Though he relied more heavily on his slider to register nine punchouts against the Marlins, Walker’s splitter has given him 28 strikeouts this season....
    With his No. 1 fan in the house, Francisco Lindor put on a show. Lindor’s mom, Maria Serrano, watched him play at Citi Field for the first time since he signed with the Mets last year. And, in his first at-bat of the night, Lindor belted a three-run home run to straightaway center field, just a few feet west of the Home Run Apple. Lindor let out a roar as he rounded first base, then pointed to his family’s suite, positioned just behind home plate, when he crossed the dish. The shortstop’s 10th home run of the year sparked a big offensive night for the Mets in their 10-4 win over the Marlins on Friday at Citi Field. The Amazin’s exploded for a seven-run rally in the sixth inning, punctuated by Pete Alonso’s grand slam. Carlos Carrasco was strong through 6.1 innings and 98 pitches. Lindor’s wife, Katia, set up the surprise for his mom to visit New York during Father’s Day weekend. When Lindor was summoned into the press conference room hours before first pitch on Friday, he had...
    Francisco Lindor made his first at-bat count and gave his mom a show as he hit a three-run bomb. With his mom in attendance for his first game as a New York Met, Francisco Lindor hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat — what a way to make a first impression. It’s safe to assume that Lindor made his mom proud with this incredible bomb he hit. Of course, she is probably proud of him regardless of whether he hits home runs or not, but to do it in his first at-bat with the franchise, had to be a special moment. This was Francisco Lindor’s first Mets at bat with his mom in attendance and he goes wild after hitting a three-run bomb! pic.twitter.com/knMzKPbEdY — Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) June 17, 2022 This homer was fate as it was the first game his mother got to see him play for the Mets, and there is no better way to impress her than with a bomb. According to a New York Post story, his mother, Maria Serrano, is in a...
    Ugly, sloppy baseball. The Mets did nothing right in Wednesday’s 10-2 defeat to the Brewers, with the pitching staff and Francisco Lindor creating the most disappointment. Lindor not only went 0-for-3 at the plate with two strikeouts, he flubbed a grounder that might’ve saved the Mets from such an embarrassing scoreline. Simply put, it was a slog all night for the Mets. And Lindor’s botched play at shortstop was part of the mud underneath. It was scored a clean single for Milwaukee’s Lorenzo Cain — and the ball was redirected after bouncing off pitcher Jake Reed’s foot — but Lindor would’ve ended the inning if he fielded it cleanly. Instead, the floodgates opened, the blowout commenced, and fans started trickling toward the parking lot. The Brewers scored seven runs in the fifth inning off three different pitchers — including six runs after Lindor’s fumble. Reed bore the brunt with five earned runs in 2/3 of an inning. He also walked in a run. Lindor, meanwhile, was replaced in the eighth inning by JD Davis and is batting .125 with zero...
    LOS ANGELES — Francisco Lindor is not touching the sliding double doors in his West Hollywood hotel room again. Lindor returned to the lineup and played shortstop against the Dodgers on Friday night at Dodger Stadium, even though he received bad news about his injury just the day prior. The shortstop underwent X-rays on his right middle finger on Thursday, which revealed a fracture. Lindor said he wasn’t surprised by the result of the X-rays. But neither Lindor nor the Mets were concerned about the break in the tip of his middle-finger bone enough to sideline him for a second straight day against the best team in the National League. “It’s not the same as it was three days ago,” Lindor said. “But it’s good enough.” Lindor fielded a few ground balls and made some throws to the Mets’ satisfaction before their second game against Los Angeles on Friday. He said the fractured finger impacts him more when he’s throwing rather than when he’s hitting. Though Mets manager Buck Showalter had previously considered plugging in Lindor as designated hitter, and...
    LOS ANGELES—Forget thumbs. That was so last year. This season, Francisco Lindor’s middle finger is making headlines. Lindor was out of the Mets lineup for their series opener against the Dodgers on Thursday after an accident in his hotel room. “After I finished my massage I went to my room,” the shortstop explained at Chavez Ravine. “I have double doors. I went to close one, I didn’t think the other one was going to close, and they closed at the same time. Next thing you know, I got a swollen finger.” Lindor sported a bloated, black and blue middle finger on his right hand on Thursday. “I ran around the room for like three minutes,” Lindor recalled. “I didn’t want to look at it, and when I finally looked at it, I was like OK. I felt like I had my heart in that one finger.” The Mets and Lindor are hopeful that he will be back in the lineup and playing shortstop on Friday against Dodgers left-hander Tyler Anderson (6-0, 2.90 ERA). On Thursday, Lindor said the injury was...
    Francisco Lindor has increasingly come through in the clutch for the Mets this season. In six straight games since May 22, the Mets shortstop has logged at least one RBI, the longest such streak of his career. In that span, he’s knocked in 14 runs, six of which came against the Giants in San Francisco on May 24, and three of which came against the Phillies at Citi Field on Saturday. ”I feel good, I’m happy. Whatever it takes to help the team win,” Lindor said after Saturday’s 8-2 rout. “I’m contributing at the right time, so I’m glad we came up with the W.” Lindor has 37 RBI over 48 games so far this season, which is more than what he totaled after 87 games in 2021. He’s scored 18 runs and had 18 RBI in his last 14 games — a feat accomplished by only five other Mets: Howard Johnson (1991), Todd Hundley (1997), Derek Bell (2000), and Carlos Beltran and Carlos Delgado, both in 2006. Lindor also touts an impressive 10 walks, two doubles, two triples, three...
    Francisco Lindor has increasingly come through in the clutch for the Mets this season. In six straight games, since May 22, the Mets shortstop has logged at least one RBI, the longest such streak of his career. In that span, he’s knocked in 14 runs, six of which came against the Giants in San Francisco on May 24, and three of which came against the Phillies at Citi Field on Saturday. ”I feel good, I’m happy. Whatever it takes to help the team win,” Lindor said after Saturday’s 8-2 rout. “I’m contributing at the right time, so I’m glad we came up with the W.” Lindor has 37 RBI over 48 games so far this season, which is more than what he totaled after 87 games in 2021. He’s scored 18 runs and had 18 RBI in his last 14 games — a feat accomplished by only five other Mets: Howard Johnson (1991), Todd Hundley (1997), Derek Bell (2000), and Carlos Beltran and Carlos Delgado, both in 2006. Lindor also touts an impressive 10 walks, two doubles, two triples, three...
    It seems unlikely that New York Mets fans will be all that happy with the way Buck Showalter responded to Francisco Lindor’s current slump. Francisco Lindor hasn’t been all that productive for the New York Mets, but that isn’t necessarily a huge cause for concern. Well, at least that appears to be the line of thought that Mets’ manager Buck Showalter seems to have. When discussing Lindor’s recent struggles, Showalter said that Lindor will “figure it out.” That’s a pretty straightforward promise on the matter. However, that probably won’t be enough when considering Lindor’s inconsistencies and his paycheck. Buck Showalter on Francisco Lindor, who is now batting .228: “I don’t worry about Francisco. What may not be happening perfectly, statistically, he’ll figure it out.” — Deesha (@DeeshaThosar) May 18, 2022 While some will likely see these quotes and simply be satisfied with Showalter’s statement, there are a number of fans who won’t see it the same way. All Mets fans want results out of the highly-paid star and Showalter simply stating that everything will eventually be okay with Lindor probably...
    PHILADELPHIA — Francisco Lindor does not like to talk about last year. And why would he? Offensively, 2021 was his worst-career season. He finished the year hitting .230/.322/.412 with an OPS+ of 101 (league average is 100). But it was his slow start — weeks after signing a 10-year, $341 million contract, no less — that put him in an early hole. “You guys love talking about numbers. I hate talking about numbers,” Lindor jokingly told reporters on Thursday night, after he snapped his 0-for-18 skid at the plate with a monster two-run home run that sparked the Mets’ seven-run ninth inning rally against the Phillies. Lindor’s mindset and approach are noticeably different this season, as he’s hitting .241/.331/.426 with an OPS+ of 126, five home runs and 17 RBI through his major-league-leading first 28 games of the season. He’s carefree, relaxed, talkative, cracking jokes, having fun and putting less of the burden on himself when he does go through a rough patch at the plate. It helps that, while Lindor went through a 1-for-21 stretch to begin May, the...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Carrasco pitched into the eighth inning for the first time in almost three years, leading the New York Mets over the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Thursday. Francisco Lindor, who had three hits, and Eduardo Escobar each connected for solo homers. Escobar’s second-inning shot gave the Mets the lead for good as they took three of four from the Giants. READ MORE: Raiders Legendary QB Daryle Lamonica, 'The Mad Bomber', Dies At 80“We’re the New York Mets,” Lindor said with a grin after his first start at designated hitter since Aug. 2, 2020. “We’ve got a good team.” Mets manager Buck Showalter was back in the dugout after missing a game because of a medical procedure. Carrasco (1-0) allowed four hits and walked none while striking out seven over 7 2/3 innings. It was his longest outing since he went 7 2/3 innings for Cleveland on May 4, 2019, a little more than two months before he was diagnosed with leukemia. Carrasco retired 18 in a row after Thairo Estrada’s RBI single in the second....
    Step one: Come back from a three-run deficit. Step two: Overturned call. Step three: Walk-off win. Francisco Lindor ripped an RBI single to center field in the bottom of the 10th to give the Mets a 5-4 win over the Giants in Game 1 of Tuesday’s doubleheader at Citi Field. The Mets shortstop, who also tied the game in the fifth, was mobbed by his teammates in a rowdy celebration. The Mets improved to 8-3, the second-best record in baseball, to begin their tough series against the Giants. The Amazin’s snapped San Francisco’s five-game winning streak. Pete Alonso turned what could have been an impactful throwing error from Lindor into the final out of the top of the 10th. On a routine grounder, Lindor threw the ball wide to Alonso as the Giants’ potential go-ahead run crossed home plate. But the umpires overturned their original safe call, and an E6, after replay showed Alonso used all 6 feet, 3 inches of his frame to both extend his left arm for the catch while keeping his right foot on the bag....
    New York Mets fans were ecstatic to see shortstop Francisco Lindor lead the team to a walk-off win over the San Francisco Giants. The New York Mets and San Francisco Giants were supposed to play on Apr. 18, but the game was postponed until the following day as part of a double-header. For Mets fans watching at Citi Field and at home got to see star shortstop Francisco Lindor play the role of hero for the Mets. With a runner on first and third with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning, Lindor hit a base hit off Jarlin Garcia to the gap in center field to give the Mets the 5-4 win. FRANCISCO LINDOR WALKS IT OFF‼️ (via @MLB)pic.twitter.com/stsu2XmhE1 — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 19, 2022 Mets fans were ecstatic to see Lindor lead the Mets to their eighth win of the season.Mets fans go crazy for Francisco Lindor’s heroics, walk-off hit to beat GiantsThe silence from the haters is deafening — Cylor MeGOAT ???? (@LindorSZN) April 19, 2022 This team got a different vibe to...
    With two Hall of Fame-caliber players in the middle infield, the Mets’ keystone combo is liable to leave their fingerprints on every game they play together. That’s exactly what happened in the Mets’ home opener on Friday afternoon, as second baseman Robinson Cano and shortstop Francisco Lindor combined for three home runs that helped salt the 10-3 victory away, with Lindor adding a stolen base for good measure. On a day honoring Jackie Robinson — the man he was named after — Cano strode to the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning. Facing Diamondbacks’ starter Zach Davies, who struck him out in Cano’s only previous plate appearance against him entering Friday’s showdown, the wily veteran confirmed that his power hasn’t expired quite yet. Cano stared down a darting, 79 mph changeup from Davies and hit it 103 miles per hour the other way. Serving an opposite-field home run is nothing new for Cano, who had 52 home runs (15% of his career total) to left or left center field before adding another on Friday. But for a man...
    Francisco Lindor’s injury update was tremendous news for the New York Mets, but even the Washington Nationals should be grateful he isn’t injured. While the Mets and Nationals didn’t come to blows after Lindor was hit near the jawline, tensions were at an all-time high for a reason. Lindor could’ve been seriously injured on the play, and the Nationals had hit three Mets players on Opening Day. The benches cleared, and there was plenty of jawing. On the surface, however, MLB would hopefully induce fines at best, rather than suspensions. However, had Lindor been seriously injured — which he was forced to undergo testing at the time — then things could’ve ended differently. Steve Cishek, who hit Lindor in the first place, could’ve been the subject of more punishment. Mets: Francisco Lindor returned to lineup vs Nationals on Saturday“Thank God I’m good,” said Lindor, per the New York Post. “I don’t have a headache right now, I feel good. Think one of my teeth might be cracked — but I can still smile.” Buck Showalter took a different tone, saying...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Benches and bullpens cleared in the fifth inning of the Mets-Nationals game after Steve Cishek threw a fastball up and in at Francisco Lindor that appeared to hit him in the jaw. Lindor fell to the ground as Mets manager Buck Showalter was the first man out of the dugout, visibly livid as he barked his disapproval at the Nationals. With Lindor still down, a skirmish formed off the third-base line, with Nationals manager Dave Martinez and several other Mets players right in the center of it. The Mets shortstop soon got up on his feet and joined the skirmish, but was shaken up by the hit-by-pitch. Moments later, Lindor left the field with a trainer and Cishek was ejected, apparently without warning. Cishek voiced his displeasure before walking off the field. Luis Guillorme replaced Lindor at first base. Nationals reliever Sean Doolittle took over for Cishek. Showalter was furious because that was the fourth time a Nationals pitcher drilled a Mets hitter in this series alone. James McCann was hit by a pitch twice on Thursday,...
    The New York Mets and Washington Nationals are getting heated as multiple players have been hit by pitches in just two games. The MLB season just started and we’ve already got bases being cleared. The New York Mets, apparently not fans of being hit by pitches, cleared their benches after yet another batter was hit by a pitch. This time it was Francisco Lindor, who was hit in the face. Benches clear in DC after the 4th Mets batter gets hit in 14 innings @GottaBelievePod pic.twitter.com/l4BOsFiMds — Starting 9 (@Starting9) April 9, 2022 Just take a look at EVERYONE leaving that dugout. After hitting a batter last night, benches clear at Nationals Park. #Nationals #Mets pic.twitter.com/GtxC8SMgEx — katie burke (@katie_burkie) April 9, 2022 Mets manager Buck Showalter is a pretty old school type of guy and he’s the first to lead his team onto the field. The ensuing scuffle, led by manager Buck Showalter (via @JakeBrownRadio) pic.twitter.com/2Ww9CaDcKV — New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) April 9, 2022 New York Mets clear benches after fourth player hit by pitch in...
    New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom is making plenty of noise at spring training, showcasing his nastiest stuff against Francisco Lindor.  After all the injury setbacks New York Mets hurler Jacob deGrom suffered in the 2021 campaign, fans are ready to see what he can get done in 2022. So far, deGrom is looking like his old self at spring training. Just ask slugger Francisco Lindor about that. On Thursday, video emerged of the two stars facing off. Lindor was hoping he could get the best of deGrom, but the opposite was the case, with the righty making him look foolish at the dish. Jacob deGrom strikes out Francisco Lindor on three pitches. pic.twitter.com/Vp8Dl9VXT6 — Deesha (@DeeshaThosar) March 17, 2022 Jacob deGrom has monster expectations for the 2022 season That video above shows untouchable stuff from deGrom. Lindor couldn’t believe it himself, as his reaction was quite priceless. Lindor is probably thanking his lucky stars that deGrom is his teammate and he doesn’t have to face him during the regular season. Last campaign, deGrom posted a 7-2 record and an...
    The New York Mets are shopping super-utility man Jeff McNeil on the trading block. Could his previous feud with Francisco Lindor be driving that decision-making? McNeil is coming off a down season, in which he had just a .280 BABIP. That means some of McNeil’s decrease in production is simply bad luck, but he also made less hard contact on the season. Mike Puma of the New York Post wrote that McNeil or Dominic Smith will be traded after the lockout. Trading players after a down year is a curious idea from new general manager Billy Eppler, leading some to believe that clubhouse moral issues are playing a role in the decision-making. Mets rumors: Is Francisco Lindor feud driving Jeff McNeil talks?McNeil’s fight with Lindor was highly-publicized, and reportedly led the the $300 million Mets star grabbing McNeil by the neck. Both Lindor and McNeil joked about the altercation after the fact, calling it a rat/raccoon incident in the clubhouse. New York media quickly figured out the truth to that story. McNeil’s defensive versatility makes him of more value than...
    The favorite TV shows of 80s kids 50 Banks Enabling the Single-Use Plastic Crisis Probably the weirdest occurrence during the New York Mets' disappointing 2021 season involved star shortstop Francisco Lindor and infielder Jeff McNeil getting into some kind of altercation in the tunnel during a home game versus the Arizona Diamondbacks on May 7.  © Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) and left fielder Jeff McNeil (6) got into some kind of altercation in the tunnel. Lindor and McNeil both bizarrely said after the fact they were discussing whether they spotted a rat or raccoon that fateful evening:  Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad On Wednesday, however, Mike Puma of the New York Post reported new information about the incident.  Per Puma, Lindor "grabbed McNeil by the throat and pinned him against a wall in the tunnel" following an argument that stemmed from McNeil committing a defensive "positioning" miscue. Essentially, Lindor had to briefly hesitate before attempting to throw a runner out at first base until McNeil ducked out of the...
    Mets: Francisco Lindor is a finalist for the Gold Glove award Andres Chavez October 29, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit The Gold Glove award recognizes defensive excellence in Major League Baseball. The finalists for the prestigious prize were revealed on Thursday, and not surprisingly, a member of the New York Mets will have the chance to add another one to his growing collection: Francisco Lindor. He didn’t quite have his best season with the bat in his first year with the Mets, but Lindor was every bit as advertised with the leather, and actually performed as expected. He won two Gold Gloves in his time with the Cleveland Indians, but is looking to add more to his extensive resume. Lindor will compete with two strong shortstops for the honor: San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Crawford (a multiple-time winner) and Pittsburgh Pirates’ Kevin Newman. The Mets’ star has some tough rivals Here is what the league’s official site had to say about the Mets’ shortstop and his...
    Zooey Deschanels super-glam date night, plus more stars at the 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards LuLaRich: New documentary charts the spectacular rise and fall of multilevel marketing company LuLaRoe The New York Yankees and New York Mets completed their Subway Series on Sunday, with the Mets taking the final victory to win the series 2-1.  And it wouldn't be a Subway Series without drama, right? Thankfully, Francisco Lindor and Giancarlo Stanton were there to make sure we got a healthy dose. Homers were hit, taunts were delivered, and the benches cleared as both teams fought hard to secure a win and gain a foothold in their respective divisions' wild-card races.  How it started To understand what happened on Sunday, you have to go back to Saturday's game first. Mets infielder Jonathan Villar called a meeting on the mound with pitcher Taijuan Walker because he was hearing whistles from the Yankees dugout. He thought Walker might be tipping his pitches and the Yankees were using the whistles to identify which pitch he was about to throw.  Jonathan Villar told me...
    New York Mets’ shortstop Francisco Lindor calls out the New York Yankees for cheating following the final game of the Subway Series.  Following a 7-6 win over the New York Yankees on Sunday night, New York Mets’ shortstop Francisco Lindor didn’t hesitate to speak out about his speculation that the Yankees are cheating. The Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal during the 2017 season is still fresh in the minds of the MLB, so Lindor’s comment isn’t something that’s going to be ignored. The Yankees were largely impacted by the scandal after losing in Game 7 of the 2017 ALCS to the Astros. Not to mention, Yankees’ right fielder Aaron Judge finished in second for the AL MVP Award behind Astros second baseman Jose Altuve the same year. Francisco Lindor has his reasons to believe the Yankees are putting themselves at an unfair disadvantage The rivalry between the Mets and Yankees comes with great emotion, but for Lindor to verbalize that there may have been something going on in the Yankees dugout isn’t part of the usual smack talk. Francisco Lindor says he "cant...
    Mets: The real Francisco Lindor is showing up, and he is taking over games Andres Chavez September 13, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit During Sunday’s game against the New York Mets and the Yankees, we saw a rivalry, a spark that had been missing for a few years between the crosstown rivals. The Subway Series is a thing again, and the Mets took this weekend’s edition two games to one thanks, in large part, to the $341 million man: Francisco Lindor. The Mets traded for him during the offseason and proceeded to extend him to a record-breaking 10-year, $341 million deal the day before the regular season started. He started slowly, and by May, he was getting booed because of his poor performance. As he hit three home runs into the New York night on Sunday, the last one to provide the winning run in the 7-6 affair, we got confirmation that the Mets are finally enjoying the benefits of their huge investment. ...
    The New York Yankees and New York Mets were involved in a brief skirmish at Citi Field Sunday night. Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton hit a home run to tie the game in the seventh inning off Mets reliever Brad Hand. Stanton appeared to have words for Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor as he rounded second and jogged to third base on his home run trot. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Stanton would touch home, but both benches were cleared with a lot of talk going on between both teams. Gerrit Cole of the Yankees and the Mets' Javy Baez were both particularly animated. Lindor, however, would get the last word. The Mets star hit the go-ahead home run – his third of the game – to put the Mets up 7-6 in the eighth inning. The Mets would win the game. MAX SCHERZER IS EPITOME OF EFFICIENCY IN JOINING 3,000K CLUB The fireworks may have started when Lindor was whistling around the bases during his second home run and aiming his antics toward Yankees pitcher Wandy Peralta, according...
    New York Yankees Recap: Francisco Lindor homers three times in Mets win over the Yankees William Parlee September 13, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit Last night at Citi Field the Queens, New York, the New York Yankees met up with the New York Mets in the rubber game of a three-game set. The Yankees took a bashing in game one 10-3, but the Yankees bounced back in game two with an 8-7 win, but taking the series was not meant to be; the Yankees lost last night 7-6. With no one to start last night’s game, the Yankees called up Clarke Schmidt to start the game. Schmidt, not being fully stretched out after a season-long injury. He gave the Yankees more than they could have hoped for; he threw 90 pitches into the fifth inning, giving up two earned runs. But he was victimized by errors causing him to give up 5 runs. The game started well for the Yankees, who scored 2 runs in...
    Fashion hits and misses from the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards Asian markets pull back after Wall Street’s weekly loss The finale of the 2021 Subway Series between the Yankees and Mets delivered on the excitement that earned it a booking on ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball." Francisco Lindor homered from the left side. Then he homered from the right side. Giancarlo Stanton cleared the benches with a homer and a staredown of the Mets' shortstop. Brett Gardner made the ultimate troll move on the Mets. And then Lindor wrapped it all up with another homer for a piece of Mets history. Behind Lindor's night, the Mets claimed this year's Subway Series, winning four of the six games after taking Sunday's contest 7-6. Third time's the charm. @Lindor12BC | #LGM pic.twitter.com/1qZ0WVP03d — New York Mets (@Mets) September 13, 2021 FAGAN: Derek Jeter overrated? Let his HOF resume speak for itself The game's drama actually started Saturday. According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Mets believed the Yankees discovered that Mets starter Taijuan Walker was tipping his pitches and were whistling signs to hitters....
    Things got heated on Sunday night in the Subway Series, as Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton called out Francisco Lindor. This appeared to be related to Lindor’s initial home run trot, in which he whistled at the Yankees dugout because Taijuan Walker was evidently tipping his pitches. Stanton and the Yankees did not take kindly to this, and Stanton made a slow trot around the bases for his game-tying home run in the seventh. Stanton ties it and benches clear! pic.twitter.com/i055uQKCGu — SideAction (@SideActionHQ) September 13, 2021 We’ll have more on this story shortly.
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York Mets manager Luis Rojas held a team meeting Tuesday morning to address the thumbs down gestures from a few of the players. Javier Báez offered an explanation Sunday, saying, “It feels bad when I strike out and I get booed.” READ MORE: Boo Who? Báez Says Mets Flashing Thumbs Down To Fickle Fans Team president Sandy Alderson released a statement calling Báez’s comments “totally unacceptable.” The main culprits, Báez and Francisco Lindor, stepped up to the mic to apologize for their actions. READ MORE: Mets Hold Team Meeting After Players Give ‘Thumbs Down’ Sign To Fans “I didn’t say the fans are bad … I just felt like we were alone. Like, the fans obviously want us to win and, like, they pay our salary like everybody says, but, like, we want to win, too. Like, and the frustration got to us and, you know, I didn’t mean to offend anybody. And if I offended anybody, you know, we apologize,” Báez said. “Thumbs down for me means adversity, the adversity we have gone through...
    New York Mets infielders Javier Báez and Francisco Lindor have apologized after Báez revealed Sunday that a thumbs-down celebration gesture adopted by teammates was a dig at fans who've booed the struggling club in recent weeks. 'I didn't mean to offend anybody, and if I offend anybody, we apologize,' Báez said before Tuesday's game against the visiting Miami Marlins. 'The fans obviously want to win, and they pay our salary like everybody says, but we want to win, too, and the frustration got to us.' Players began making the thumbs-down gesture toward their dugout after base hits and other positive plays while at Dodger Stadium from August 20-22. Báez, Lindor, and outfielder Kevin Pillar were also seen using the gesture during a recent series against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field in New York.  Controversy ignited after Báez was asked about the celebration on Sunday night.   'When we don't get success, we're going to get booed,' Báez said Sunday. 'So they're going to get booed when we have success.' Lindor and manager Luis Rojas said Tuesday they believe Báez — whose...
    The Real Housewives of Atlantas Kenya Moore Will Be on Season 30 of Dancing With the Stars How much life insurance do I need? New York Mets big-name acquisitions and underwhelming performers Francisco Lindor and Javier Baez would like to put the controversy sparked by the team's "thumbs-down" celebration in the past. As is often the case with such situations, the fans will have the final say about that.  © Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) and second baseman Javier Baez (23) celebrate after defeating the Washington Nationals 9-4 at Citi Field. Ahead of Tuesday's home game against the Miami Marlins, both Lindor and Baez stood in front of cameras and offered apologies for the action that was a response to supporters booing the team at Citi Field. "I didn’t mean to offend anybody," Baez said, per SNY. "This is something that I’ve done in the past against the other team. I did it in LA to the dugout. I might [have said] something wrong about how I was booing the fans, and I...
    Javy Baez and Francisco Lindor attempted to save face with New York Mets fans on Tuesday ahead of their return to Citi Field following the explanation that their thumbs-down gestures were a statement toward the fans that they weren’t going to tolerate boos anymore. Baez said Sunday that Mets fans "gotta be better" in terms of support for their team. Baez has only been with the Mets for about a month while Lindor was traded to the Mets in the offseason and signed a long-term extension with the team worth more than $300 million. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "I didn’t mean to offend anybody. This is something that I’ve done in the past against the other team. I did it in LA to the dugout. I might [have said] something wrong about how I was booing the fans, and I really meant to [say] like, ‘Boo me now’ -- and not to the fans -- to our dugout because I’ve done it with the other team and against other teams," he said, via SNY. "I’ve never...
    In the midst of the New York Mets’ “thumbs down” controversy, shortstop Francisco Lindor switched to a “thumbs up” while attending the US Open. The New York Mets are in the middle of a controversy in which trade deadline acquisition Javier Baez revealed to the media that the “thumbs down” celebration was a way to boo the fans, so to speak. That has led to angry New Yorkers calling into local sports radio stations to vent their frustrations and even team president Sandy Alderson releasing a statement condemning the gestures from the players. One of Baez’s teammates who also partook in the celebration was shortstop Francisco Lindor. On Monday, Lindor seemingly moved on from the “thumbs down” celebration. While appearing at the US Open in Queens, NY, Lindor heard a fan in the crowd exclaim “thumbs up from now on.” Lindor obliged, as you can see in the tweet below, courtesy of Tim Healey of Newsday Sports. Video from a friend: Francisco Lindor was signing autographs at the US Open today, and one Mets fan recommended, “Thumbs-up from now on.”...
    The Cleveland Indians should feel pretty good about trading Francisco Lindor away given how this latest Mets controversy is unfolding. It’s been almost nine months since the Indians traded Francisco Lindor to the Mets. They have every reason to feel like they won the trade. The Indians aren’t strapped with a massive 10-year contract for a player who can’t seem to handle the pressure. They should also feel good about the prospects they picked up in the trade. Lindor keeps giving Cleveland proof that the deal was a good one. Next: 3 Cleveland players who wont be back next year
    Sharon Stones 11-month-old godson tragically dies of organ failure "Do not work": Nike closed its corporate offices for a week, giving employees a break to help them avoid burnout The New York Mets are a mess on and off the field, sit at 63-67 in what's becoming a lost season and have made headlines for their "thumbs-down" celebration that players admitted is a response to fans booing the club.  © Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor. New York is off Monday ahead of Tuesday's home game versus the Miami Marlins, so shortstop and thumbs-down culprit Francisco Lindor was able to catch some of the U.S. Open tennis tournament live and in person. Lindor obliged requests from fans and offered a thumbs-up while signing autographs:  Video from a friend: Francisco Lindor was signing autographs at the US Open today, and one Mets fan recommended, “Thumbs-up from now on.” Lindor smiled and obliged by flashing a thumbs-up. pic.twitter.com/2zx5uLQwou— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) August 30, 2021 Lindor joined the Mets via a January trade from the Cleveland Indians and...
    If Javy Baez is a mouthpiece for the Mets’ clubhouse, then they have some explaining to do. Some players aren’t cut out for New York. Even when the Mets win a game, they can’t go a day without creating chaos. Related Story: Francisco Lindor and the endless pressure of playing in New York City Granted, many of the Mets, including Lindor, have been dealing with this treatment all season. Even when they were in first place, as the offense struggled, the fans were sure to let them know about it. Somehow, someway, Mets fans had higher expectations than just being a playoff team. It’s almost as if Steve Cohen went to Yankee Stadium, paid off a bunch of Bleacher Creatures, and dished out free Mets gear and threw them on the 7 line. New Yorkers are New Yorkers, regardless of who they root for. Mets supporters are among the most loyal in all of baseball. The fact the Mets exist in the same city as the Yankees — a team which has won 27 World Championships — and still receive...
    The president of the Mets of New York, Sandy Alderson, spoke about the gestures that his players Francisco Lindor and Javier Baez made the fanatics this Sunday against the Nationals in the Major League Baseball – MLB. At a post-game press conference today between Mets and national, Javier Baez stated that his “thumbs down” gesture during the game was a message to the fanatics who recently booed him and other players for their poor performance, which was also done by his compatriot Francisco Lindor. “In my case, they (the fans) have to be better. This is how I feel. I love the fans. I like to play for the fans, but we can’t have our fans against us, “he declared. Baez. Reason why the president of the Mets, Sandy Alderson, made a statement and said that these gestures are totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated, ensuring that this “boo” is a right that fans of the MLB have. “The Mets they will not tolerate any player gestures that are unprofessional in meaning or negatively directed towards our fans,...