Remembering Mets History (2022) Francisco Lindor Drives in Runs In Ten Straight Games

 The 2022 ten game RBI streak of Francisco Lindor:

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022: Today Buck Showalter's first place Mets (27-15) played the rubber game of a three-game set at Coors Field with Bud Black's Colorado Rockies. Taijuan Walker pitched seven shutout innings for his second win. The Mets bullpen of Adam Ottavino, Joley Rodriguez & Edwin Diaz closed the door in the last two innings of a 2-0 Mets win.

In the top of the 6th, Brandon Nimmo singled & got to third on an error by right fielder Randal Grichuk. Francisco Lindor started his RBI streak with a base hit to left. Pete Alonso drove in the second & final run with his league leading 37th RBI.

Monday, May 23rd, 2022: The Mets moved on to San Francisco & opened up the series with a
big 13-3 win. Pete Alonso (11th- 3RBIs) Jeff McNeil (2nd- 2RBIs) & Mark Canha (4th-2 RBIs) all homered in the Mets 18 hit attack. 

Eduardo Escobar & J.D. Davis both had two RBIs each & Patrick Mazeika drove in a run as well.

Francisco Lindor hit his seventh double of the year, driving his 25th & 26th runs of the year. He was preparing for a bigger day tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022: In this game Lindor would have a season high six RBI's. In 2018 he had a career high seven RBI game while with the Indians, but the six matched his Mets career high set last season. 

In this wild high scoring affair, Lindor started out with a sac fly in the 5th inning. Then he hit a two run HR off Domenic Leone in the 7th inning, his 7th HR of the year. In the 8th with the bases loaded & the Mets down 8-6, he hit a bases loaded triple, putting the Mets ahead 9-8. Alonso brought in Lindor with a sac fly.

But the Mets lost the game in the 9th inning, when Edwin Diaz blew the one run lead & Bandon Crawford walked off with an RBI single.

Wednesday, May 25th, 2022: On Sunday, the Met lost their first series of the year, as the Giants
took the game 9-3. Lindor hit his 8th HR of the year, driving in his 33rd run, keeping the RBI game streak alive at four.

Friday, May 27th, 2022: The Mets came home to Citi Field for a big series with the second place Philadelphia Phillies (21-24) who were seven & half behind the Mets. 

In another high scoring game, the Mets won 8-6, although they once had an eight-run lead. But Pete Alonso led the charge with his 12th HR & he drove in four runs, now leading the league with 45 RBIs. Mark Canha, Eduardo Escobar & a hot Starling Matre added RBIs. 

In the 4th, Lindor drove in Marte who had singled & stole second, with a base hit to left. He would score on Alonso's double. Lindor had driven in runs in five straight games.

Saturday, May 28th, 2022: In the Saturday game, the Mets blew out the Phils 8-2 behind Taijuan Walker's third win (3-0). Kyle Holderman who had come up on May 15th, pitched two scoreless & struck out three. In seven appearances he had yet to give up a run.

In the home 5th, Lindor tripled, bringing in the smoking hot hitting Luis Guillorme & Starling Marte. In the 7th with Guillorme & Marte both on again, Francisco singled, with his second hit of the night & third RBI (37 on the season). He also drew a walk on scored on Jeff McNeil's three run HR off Zach Eflin. 

Sunday, May 29th, 2022: On this Sunday Night Baseball broadcast, the Mets faced off against
their old teammate Zack Wheeler. Chris Bassitt went up for the Mets in a good matchup.

The Mets got to Wheeler in the 1st, with the help of sloppy Phillie's fielding. Guillorme led off with a double that fell in between three Phillie fielders & then Marte singled. 

A Lindor fielder's choice brought in the first run on another Phillie error. He continued his streak of driving in a run in seven straight games. Pete Alonso singled & two more runs came in on ground outs.

Wheeler settled in after that, holding the Mets down through six. Bassitt held down the Phillies to a run, but in the 8th, Adam Ottavino served up a three run HR to Nick Castellanos, giving the Phillies the lead. The Mets came back as newcomer Nick Plummer blasted a lead off 9th inning HR to tie it. The Mets won it on Eduardo Escobar's walk off double in the 10th.

The Mets swept the Phillies burying them 10.5 games behind them in the standings.

Memorial Day Monday, May 30th, 2022: Dave Martinez's Washington Nationals (18-31) came to town for three game set. They were facing the Mets (32-17) who were doing the best they ever had in been in franchise history, on Memorial Day. The Mets were riding high.

The Nats got three runs in the 1st inning off David Peterson. But the Mets came right back, in the bottom of the 1st, after two lead off singles from Luis Guillorme & Starling Marte, Francisco Lindor also singled bringing the Mets 1st run. It was the eighth straight game he had now driven in a run. Lindor then stole second as well.

Lindor would collect three hits in the game, in the 3rd inning, his third hit of the game, came with another RBI, his 40th of the season. 

Starling Marte & Nick Plummer both had three hits & four RBIs on the day. as the Mets went o
n to a 13-5 win in a 16 hit attack. Colin Holderman earned his second win. (2-0)

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022: Buck Schowalter's Mets (33-17) would make it five straight, in this
10-0 blowout of the Nationals. After a 16 hit evening yesterday, they had a 17-hit night tonight. Strangely it was their longest win streak to date in 2022. 

In this shutout Trevor Williams earned his first win (1-3) pitching five shutout innings. Drew Smith, Joley Rodriguez & Adonis Medina completed the combined six hit, shut out

Francisco Lindor extended his RBI streak to a personal nine games, as his 5th inning two run single scored two runs, giving him 42 RBIs on the season, second in the NL to teammate Pete Alonso. Canha, Marte & Lindor the first three batters in the lineup all had a pair of RBIs. Eduardo Escobar & Louie Guillorme id as well.

June 1st, 2022: The Mets entered the month of June with the largest lead they ever had on June 1st, in their sixty-year history, fronting the NL East by 10.5 games. Today they completed the sweep of the Nationals, shutting them out for two straight games & made it six straight wins.

In this 5-0 matinee, Carlos Carrasco got the win (6-1) even though he gave up five walks. He was a bit nervous as his dad was in the stands for the first time seeing him pitch. Seth Lugo, Ottavino & Diaz finished off the shut out.

Tomas Nido was the hitting star with three RBIs, Lindo extended his Mets streak, driving in a run in the 7th inning, on a line drive sac fly to centerfield, scoring Nido.

Trivia: Lindor now had the second longest streak RBI game streak in Mets history. He tied Mike Piazza by driving in runs in ten straight games. Piazza's 15 games streak in 2000 was the longest & Piazza's ten game streak in 1999 was second longest. 

In the ten game he had 15 hits with two HRs, two triples & two doubles with 20 RBIs, he was now tied for second in NL in RBIs (43) to his teammate Pete Alonso (47). His hitting earned him the NL Player of the Week Award.


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