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.”
Lindor was slashing .182/.289/.266 with just three home runs over his first 42 games on May 27, but his blast…