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Fans of the New York Mets keep waiting and hoping for Francisco Lindor to come good and the shortstop just keeps letting them down.
It’s been a tough 2021 for Francisco Lindor and the Mets.
It’s not getting any better.
On Monday, the Mets lost 3-2 to the Rockies, with Lindor’s lack of production drawing the spotlight once more.
The day didn’t start particularly well for Lindor as he struck out swinging in his first at-bat. It got worse in the fourth when he grounded into a double play. He lined out to third in the seventh.
Francisco Lindor has utterly failed to live up to expectations for the Mets
Even though Mets fans have been frustrated with Lindor for a while, hope he could produce some magic bloomed when he came to the plate in the ninth inning with a man on first
*Narrator voice* It didn’t happen. Lindor flew out to left field.
The disappointment was real.
A lot of people are wondering how much patience is enough patience.
It looked like a rough start for Lindor, but it hasn’t gotten any better.
An image of Lindor himself summed up the feelings of Mets fans.
That reaction shot got a lot of mileage on Twitter.
The boo birds were out at Citi Field on Monday and it doesn’t seem like they’re going to go away any time soon.
Lindor looks like a fraction of the player he was when he was with the Indians. The fact that the Mets traded for him and gave him a 10-year $341 million contract hasn’t helped ease the frustration over his miserable debut season.
If there’s anything Mets fans can take heart in, it’s that the team is still first in the NL East at 21-20 despite serious underperformance from the star players and a rash of injuries.