July 29, 2021

Francisco Lindor relieved Mets fans are on his side now (New York Post)


Francisco Lindor is enjoying Citi Field much more now that he’s being cheered.

Lindor continued his recent surge at the plate with a two-run home run in the first inning of the Mets’ 4-1 win Saturday over the Padres at Citi Field.

The four-time All-Star shortstop earned a massive ovation as he rounded the bases after being booed regularly during a poor start offensively since signing a $341 million extension following his offseason acquisition from Cleveland.

“It feels great, man. It is a little bit of a relief,” Lindor said of the crowd’s reaction. “In the first couple of games when I got booed, I felt like I was playing on the road. Now I feel like I’m at home.

“And I want to thank the crowd for showing up and supporting the whole team. … We win with them. We don’t win without them, so they’re a big part of our success every single time because they definitely put a lot of pressure on other teams.”

Francisco Lindor celebrates after belting a two-run homer in the Mets' 4-1 win over the Padres.
Francisco Lindor celebrates after belting a two-run homer in the Mets’ 4-1 win over the Padres.
Bill Kostroun

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