Friday night’s matchup between the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves was slated to feature a top-notch headliner, but Francisco Lindor was announced as a last-minute scratch due to right-side soreness. Jonathan Arrauz took his place in the lineup, but in substitution, the switch around ninth. Arrauz had only five plays with the Mets, batting .154/.214/.154 with six strikeouts.
Mets staff will be conducting imaging tests on Lindor Saturday, aiming towards a better comprehension of why he is experiencing soreness. Until a more concrete plan has been cemented, Lindor is marked down as day-to-day. This is the first time the two teams are meeting up this season, and fans suffering from Lindor blues are hoping he will make it back in time for the final three games of this four-match series. The New York Mets need him on the field.
As the Major League Baseball season has stretched along, one single player has stood the test of time: Francisco Lindor. With an impressive .246 batting average and 22 home runs, Lindor has been having a successful season — despite it not being a successful year for the New York Mets. The team currently holds a 52-62 record and, unfortunately, is two games from last place in the National League East. The Mets, in an effort to right the ship, have made a number of trades over the Deadline, including deals for Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, David Robertson, Mark Canha and more.
Despite the change-ups, however, Francisco Lindor has been on the field each and every game. Though fatigue is starting to become an issue as the season begins to wind down, his dedication to his team and his superb play speak volumes about what he’s capable of. Only time will tell if the Mets can turn things around before the fall — but whether they do or not, we know one player who won’t be taking any days off.