NY Mets News: Francisco Lindor signature game arrives overdue
By Tim Boyle
ESPN is loving that the first truly great game from New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor as a member of his new club took place on their airwaves. If you watched the broadcast, you’ll know the words “signature moment” appeared plenty.
Lindor’s game was certainly one to be remembered. Hitting three home runs in mid-September against the New York Yankees is huge. At the very least, it could help spoil the Yankees’ season.
However, because of so many other circumstances, this signature game from Lindor as a member of the Mets isn’t quite what we wanted.
Francisco Lindor delivered for the Mets on Sunday after getting lost in the mail
Amazon is going to take over the world. I’m convinced of it. Jeff Bezos has already been to space so he can spy on us further. He’s the real-life Dr. Evil.
What makes Amazon so great is that they deliver on time. What’s more, they deliver quickly. You can get the most obnoxious things delivered right to your door sometimes in less than 24 hours.
Lindor isn’t Amazon. Through months, we have watched him struggle at the plate and seem more concerned over the lack of unconditional love from the fans. He couldn’t deliver in countless big situations for the Mets. Until September 12, we were stuck calling customer service asking when our delivery would arrive.
With three weeks left to go, it finally did.
The timing was quite perfect with one exception: the win Lindor helped the Mets secure only pushed them to .500. Because the Atlanta Braves also won earlier in the day, they didn’t gain any ground. They remain five games back with 18 to play. The Braves have 20 games left on their schedule.
It should have been the home run to push the Mets into a bigger spot. They are only three games out of the second wild card spot as the “last good team” within distance of it. Behind them, we have the 66-78 Colorado Rockies.
Maybe Lindor’s three home run game did come a little late. Even if it was the catalyst to begin an epic winning streak, the Mets are running out of road. It was the same issue they had back in 2019 when they seemed to piece it all together in the second half.
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Signature moment or not, it was a big game for Lindor and maybe exactly what he needed mentally to remember how great he really is.