The New York Mets rolled out the Brinks truck to ensure that shortstop Francisco Lindor returned to them for the 2021 season. And while his batting has been a bit rough so far, his fielding today is justifying the money.
In the top of the second inning of today’s game against the Colorado Rockies, Lindor fielded a hit from Garrett Hampson by fully extending and diving at the ball. He got the ball on a hop and without even using his throwing hand, flips the ball to second baseman Jose Peraza to get Brendan Rodgers out.
Peraza failed to get the ball to first in time for the double play, but they still prevented having two runners on base. A ground out from the next batter ended the inning.
The clip of Lindor’s incredible play at shortstop has quickly gone viral. Thousands of people have watched the clip, with hundreds offering likes and comments.
— SNY (@SNYtv) May 27, 2021
The 2021 season has been rough for Francisco Lindor so far. He’s batting a career-low .185 and has just 28 hits in 41 games for the Mets.
That’s a far cry from the production Lindor was giving the Cleveland Indians during his four All-Star campaigns.
The Mets are 22-20 and first place in the NL East largely in spite of Lindor. They gave Lindor a 10-year, $341 million contract just two months ago.
Can Francisco Lindor find his hitting stride again?