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After A Team Meeting, Mets Offense Back on Track

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The New York Mets have been on a really bad spiral for the past month, but after a team meeting led by Francisco Lindor, they seem to have righted the ship; at least for a few days.

On May 29th, New York was swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers, in a three game series at Citi Field. And it was not just that series, but a combination of losses, exactly a 4-15 record over their last 19 games, which prompted the meeting. Something had to change, something had to give, because after the Dodgers sweep, the Mets were 7-18 for the month of May.

On May 30th, the Mets found themselves down 2-0 entering the bottom of the third against the Arizona Diamondbacks, before scoring a run on Lindor’s 9th home run on the season.  The man who called the meeting, was the man that decided it was time to put his team on his back. New York rallied with one in the 7th and one in the 8th, to secure a 3-2 must needed win.

Lindor explained to the media what had to be done, “I felt like it was the right time as a group collectively to sit down and look at each other eye to eye and hold each other accountable.”

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Lindor, who many have called a true leader, not only pulled the team together at the right time to talk, but he also put his money where it counts most, out on the field, as finished the night 4 for 4, driving in two key runs.

On Friday night, the last game of the month of May, the Mets offense exploded for 10 runs over six innings, but the fans were left to sweat it out again, as the teams Achilles heal, the bullpen, nearly blew another game.

New York led Arizona 10-5, entering the ninth, and the D-Backs dropped a four spot to pull within 10-9, before Reed Garrett finally shut the door to end the rally.

Lindor showed up again as he finished the night 2 for 4, with his 13th double on the season, while driving in his 29th run on the year.

The offense was also led by Pete Alonso, Brandon Nimmo, J.D. Martinez, Starling Marte, and Mark Vientos as each got big hits, and even newcomer Jose Iglesias joined the party with a hit of his own.  All nine batters recorded at least one hit for a total of 14 on the night.

The Mets end the month with two straight wins, and look to keep the winning going as they prepare to honor Darryl Strawberry on Saturday afternoon, when they retire his number 18.

True leaders are not made, they are born, and Lindor has consistently played that role for the Mets.

The right time to lead a meeting, paid off for a team heading in the wrong direction, as the fan base hopes the Mets can turn it all around and save a season that looks totally lost.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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