Was Francisco Lindor cheered out of his slump?

New York Mets v San Francisco Giants
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The New York Mets have been through a lot of ups and downs to kickoff this 2024 season. However, they have been had a pretty good stretch as of late and are beginning to get into a nice groove. Now having that being said one of the major reasons for this surge is because Francisco Lindor is starting to get his bat going. On April 5th, there was an idea sent out on twitter that instead of overwhelming the shortstop with boos, fans should begin to cheer for him and give him ovations each time he steps up to the plate.

Mets Owner Steve Cohen loved this idea and even responded to it saying, "Love that idea. It worked in Philly with Turner. Positivity goes a long way." This is exactly what Mets fans did and coincidence or not it seems to be working for Lindor thus far.

How has Lindor been doing since April 5th?

Lindor's start to the season was downright atrocious. The switch hitting shortstop only recorded a single hit in his first 31 AB and then later only had 4 hits in his first 11 contests. He is currently embarking upon a major turn around since this tweet was realised and if there are any doubts just take a look at his stats from April 5th to current day.

Lindor is batting a calm .260 while totaling 19 hits with 4 home runs, 10 RBI, and 12 runs scored. Not to mention a good chunk of these stats have come from the Mets past two series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants. Lindor was a big reason why the Mets were able to reach five straight series wins as they knocked off the Dodgers in two out of the three games.

He racked up 5 hits along with a home run, 4 RBI, and scored 2 runs. Without a doubt his 2-run home run that came late in game one was Lindor's biggest hit of the series. It allowed the Mets to go up 6-4 in the 7th and they would later add on a few more runs sealing the deal for the victory. Besides his great performance in L.A., it was nice to see Lindor have a breakout day in the last game of the series against the Giants.

Lindor really did it all, delivering in every aspect. He went from making a spectacular play in the infield to absolutely taking the cover off of the baseball. Lindor totaled four hits on the day including two home runs and two singles. Also another key thing that should not go unnoticed is Lindor's first home run was 1.05 feet away from the center of the plate. That is the furthest-inside pitch that he has homered off of in his entire MLB career.

Press Conference after breakout game

Lindor touched on two major takeaways after their 8-2 victory over the Giants. "It's baseball," Lindor said. "Yesterday it didn't seem like I was on any pitch. Today I was on most of the pitches." It truly is interesting just how funny the game of baseball is because like Lindor one day you go 0-4 and then the next day you go 4-5.

Hopefully, he is able to keep this hot streak going and continues to put good swings on the baseball. "I feel like we're not close to where we want to be and where we should be," Lindor stated. "It's going to continue to grow and get better day in and day out." After hearing this statement, Mets fans have to remember that if current players on the roster are slumping they are only a performance or two away from flipping that on its head.