3 Mets who look like they're breaking out of a slump

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Call the New York Mets butter, because they're on a roll. The team has rolled off five straight one-run victories to close out the homestand, taking years off the lives of Mets fans while simultaneously giving them a reason to keep on living.

The Mets were three games below .500 when the streak began, due to many players on the roster failing to meet preseason expectations. Several of those players have turned things around in the last week couple weeks, and in doing so they may have changed the Mets' season.

For the Mets to take their winning ways on the road, they'll need these players to continue to show that their slow starts are a thing of the past. Let's take a look at three Mets that have rebounded from an early season slump to give Mets fans hope as we near the end of May.

1) Francisco Lindor's bat is coming alive for the Mets

The Mets' star shortstop has had a strange season. On the one hand, his average is barely above the lowest number of his career, and his strikeouts are on pace to shatter his career high. On the other hand, his RBI total is on track to be the best of his career. Anecdotally, it seems that most of his hits have been clutch, giving the Mets the lead or tying the game. He's also continued to play his usual stellar defense at short.

Lindor was batting .217 on May 13th, but he's finally found his groove. He has 11 hits in his last eight games, including five in three games against his old team. Playing the Guardians, Lindor seemed to have something to prove to the doubters that said that Cleveland won the 2021 trade that sent him to New York.

Lindor capped off a furious Mets comeback on Friday night, driving in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th off of Guardians reliever Emmanuel Clase. He then homered in the 6th inning off Guardians ace Shane Bieber on Sunday night, getting the Mets on the board and tying the game at 1.

When things are going Lindor's way, the Mets are at their best. If he has truly reached another level, Mets fans should be optimistic about the rest of the season.