3 Mets players most responsible for getting the team back to .500

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2) NY Mets are back to .500 thanks to Francisco Lindor

Francisco Lindor secured his spot on this list with the game-winning hit on Friday night. He has actually been one of the better Mets hitters over the last week. He hasn’t been driving in runs consistently but he is getting on base and scoring regularly. He crossed the plate twice before the game-winning hit on a night which saw him knock two singles and a double on a 3 for 6 evening.

Lindor is having a strange season. Now batting .235/.313/.419, it’s far below where we’d like to see any of those numbers. They’re matching closely with what he did in 2021. However, he is already one double shy of the 16 he had that entire year and more than halfway to the 63 RBI he had in his 524 trips to the plate.

The takeaway here is how important Lindor’s hits have been. If he was hitting 40 points higher thanks to a couple more singles that didn’t make a difference on the scoreboard, would it matter whatsoever?

The clutch gene is something Lindor has shown at times for the Mets. The last swing of the night and the one to put his club in the win column against his former team was one way for him to prove his DNA has the strand.

Like Alonso, the Mets could use a lot more from Lindor. Without him, we’d still be waiting on remembering what .500 feels like.