Lindor went 1-for-3 with three walks and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Cardinals. The shortstop had gone 0-for-23 over his prior six games, but Lindor snapped his slump while adding value with his batting eye. He hasn't lived up to his huge contract extension yet, slashing .163/.297/.207 with one homer and zero steals in 26 games, but Thursday's performance could be a sign he's coming around.
Lindor won't be in the lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader at St. Louis, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. The 27-year-old went 0-for-3 during the matinee to extend his hitless streak to 23 at-bats over the past six games, so he'll head to the bench for the first time this season. Jonathan Villar will start at shortstop in Lindor's place for the nightcap.
Lindor is starting at shortstop and hitting third in Sunday's game against the Nationals. Lindor has hit exclusively from the second spot in the order prior to Sunday's game. However, the team shifted their lineup a bit, with Pete Alonso rising from the cleanup spot to second and Lindor shifting down one spot. Despite a potent lineup on paper, the Mets have averaged only 3.3 runs per game this season -- second-worst in the league -- so manager Luis Rojas may be looking to jumpstart the offense.
Lindor went 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and an RBI in Wednesday's 16-4 loss to the Cubs. Lindor's bat finally came alive Wednesday night after he went hitless in each of the last three games. The 27-year-old kicked things off for the Mets by capitalizing on a hanging changeup and skying it into the right field bleachers to give his team an early 1-0 lead. Lindor added two more singles later in the game and came around to score once on a Pete Alonso home run in the fifth. Despite the blowout loss, it was an encouraging effort at the plate from Lindor, as he launched his first long ball in a Mets uniform and recorded his second multi-hit game of the year. His slash line now stands at .222/.357/.311 with three home runs, three RBI, eight runs scored and an impressive 9:4 BB:K.
Lindor went 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Phillies. A new team and the pressure of a big contract extension might have contributed to Lindor's sluggish start to the year, but the 27-year-old appears to be finding his stroke at the plate. He's still only batting ,222 (6-for-27) through eight games, but a stellar 7:2 BB:K has fueled his .389 OBP, and it seems only a matter of time before he breaks out.