Franciso Lindor’s clutch home run sent a jolt into the Mets and excited the man cutting his check.
The once-slumping Mets shortstop drilled a 2-2 pitch from Diamondbacks reliever Caleb Smith into the left-field stands for a two-run homer that tied the score at 4-4 on Friday night. The blast brought the fans at Citi Field out of their seats and certainly excited Mets owner Steve Cohen.
“That was BIG,” Cohen tweeted.
Lindor, whom Cohen gave a 10-year, $341 million contract in March, had been in a 0-for-26 slump until he singled in his final at-bat in the Mets’ win over the Cardinals on Thursday. His home run Friday was his second hit of the night. Lindor, who was 2-for-4 through seven innings, singled in the third and later scored on a Michael Conforto single.