3) NY Mets top moment: Francisco Lindor swats three home runs against the Yankees
The shining moment of Francisco Lindor’s first season with the Mets came in September. In the finale against the New York Yankees after an emotional September 11th ceremony one day prior, the two Big Apple clubs battled it out on Sunday Night Baseball.
Lindor had yet to have his “signature moment” for the Mets but for at least the 2021 season, he had one in store for us all.
Lindor blasted not one, not two, but three home runs in this winning effort from the Mets.
It all started in the second inning with a three-run shot off of Clarke Schmidt. In the bottom of the sixth, with Wandy Peralta now on the mound, Lindor hit number two on the day. This time it was a solo shot to help increase the team’s lead to 6-4.
The most dramatic home run of all from Lindor’s bat occurred in the bottom of the eighth inning with one out. Chad Green delivered a 2-0 pitch that Lindor took yard. Best of all, it helped the Mets pull back ahead 7-6. This score would hold and for a few hours it felt as if the Mets had climbed back into the playoff race again.
A three-home run game in September is always huge for a Mets player. Doing it against the Yankees on Sunday Night Baseball makes it even more memorable.