The game itself was amazing to watch for neutrals: it included several comebacks and lead changes, and it ended in a Giants 13-12 victory.
Lindor went 2-for-4 with two runs, a home run, and six RBI.
He raised his overall season line to .244/.333/.419, with seven homers, 30 runs, 32 RBI, and five stolen bases.
After an incredible start of the season, the talented shortstop had cooled off some.
However, he is starting to come around again.
In his last seven games, Lindor is hitting .333/.424/.556 with a home run, nine runs, and 10 RBI.
His recent surge means his 162-game pace has, obviously, improved.
That pace is currently 25 home runs, 25 doubles, 115 runs, and 108 RBI.
— SNY Mets (@SNY_Mets) May 25, 2022
Trying To Recover His Best Form
The triple slash line is still a bit worse than what Mets fans (and Lindor himself) expect, but those totals would be his best ones since 2019, when he slugged 32 home runs.
For the Mets to reach their full potential, they need Lindor to play closer to his 2019 version (.284/.335/.518) than his 2020 and 2021 iterations.
Lindor is still 28 years old, in his prime, and playing under an enormous 10 year, $341 million contract.
It’s obvious he needs and wants to be better than what he showed last year.
2021 was a rough season for him, as he hit a disappointing .230/.322/.412 with 20 homers and 10 steals.
He played only 125 games last year, limited by an oblique injury in the second half that matched the Mets’ collapse.
He is determined to regain his top form, though, and while he still has a long way to go, he already looks way better.