Fans Blast Lindor and Scherzer After Poor Performances in Mets’ Loss to Yankees

Fans Blast Lindor and Scherzer After Poor Performances in Mets’ Loss to Yankees

Joel Reyes
June 14, 2023 at 1:28 PM
  • Mets fans blast Francisco Lindor after he went hitless against the Yankees on Tuesday
  • He struck out with the bases loaded in the eighth inning with the Mets trailing by one
  • Fans blasted Max Scherzer after he allowed six runs in just 3.1 innings against the Yanks

Fans took to social media to blast Francisco Lindor after the shortstop failed to deliver with the bases loaded in the Mets’ loss to the Yankees on Tuesday night.

Lindor struck out swinging on a 3-2 pitch by Clay Holmes with one out and the bases full in the bottom of the eighth inning.

It was a costly strikeout for Lindor and the Mets, who trailed the Yankees 7-6 at that stage.

New York Yankees, New York Mets, Francisco Lindor, Max Scherzer, Aaron Judge, Los Angeles Angels, Shohei Ohtani, Clay Holmes
Max Scherzer and Francisco Lindor. Images: Elsa
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A flyout would have knotted the score at seven runs apiece. That didn’t materialize for the slumping Mets, who lost for the ninth time in the last ten games.

Lindor went hitless in three at-bats against the Yankees. His batting average dropped to .213 following Tuesday’s loss to the Bronx Bombers, per ESPN.

Fans blast struggling Lindor

Some fans wrote that Lindor is not clutch.

Others wrote that Lindor is not a superstar, and he doesn’t deserve half of his contract. He signed a massive 10-year, $341 million deal with the Mets that keeps him under contract through 2031.

It wasn’t just Lindor who drew the Mets fans’ ire. They also blasted Max Scherzer for his poor pitching performance in the series opener against the Yankees.

He failed to protect a 5-1 lead by the Mets, surrendering five runs and six hits in the fourth inning.

Verlander vs Cole pitching matchup

The pressure now is on Justin Verlander to stop the bleeding for the Mets later tonight. He has a 2-3 record this season with an ERA of 4.85, per New York Post.

The Mets’ batters will have their work cut out for them, however, as they will face the Yankees ace Gerrit Cole. He is 7-1 this season with an ERA of 2.84. Cole has struck out 90 batters this campaign.

Ohtani takes AL homer lead

Sports Brief recently reported on Shohei Ohtani taking the lead in the American League home run race.

The Japanese star hit his 19th and 20th homers in the Los Angeles Angels’ 9-6 win over the Texas Rangers on Monday.

Ohtani passed the injured Aaron Judge, who has 19 home runs this season.

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