The 18-8 New York Mets own the National League’s best record as of Wednesday afternoon.
One of the biggest reasons behind their early-season success has been shortstop Francisco Lindor.
The star infielder got off to a slow start last year, and was even booed at home, at Citi Field.
This time, he started off with the right foot.
At the moment, however, his batting line is down to .250/.339/.420 with four homers and three stolen bases because he has been struggling a bit of late.
MLB.com’s beat writer for the Mets Anthony DiComo showed us some stats that prove Lindor is cooling off after his blistering opening games.
“Francisco Lindor opened this season on fire, but he’s since fallen into a bit of a slump. Lindor is batting .128/.209/.154 over his last 10 games, with 10 strikeouts, two walks and one extra-base hit (a double),” DiComo wrote.
Francisco Lindor opened this season on fire, but he's since fallen into a bit of a slump. Lindor is batting .128/.209/.154 over his last 10 games, with 10 strikeouts, two walks and one extra-base hit (a double).
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 4, 2022
The 2022 Mets Can Afford A Cold Stretch From Lindor
The good thing about the 2022 Mets is that, when one player cools off or goes into a slump, there are several more that step up for their teammate.
They are an extremely talented unit with few holes and a lot of depth; quality depth.
That’s why, while Lindor is scuffling a bit at the plate, Pete Alonso has taken it up a notch, Jeff McNeil is back to his old mashing ways, Brandon Nimmo provides a spark at the top of the lineup, and other hitters have rescued the offense.
Additionally, the Mets pitching corps are among the best in the league.
To the contrary of what happened last year, there is a whole structure, a foundation that guarantees the Mets are competitive even with a couple of slumping stars.
Lindor will eventually catch fire again, though.
He is too good not to.