Wednesday afternoon was a record-tying kind of day for the red-hot Francisco Lindor.
The surging shortstop was on base four times in the Mets win over the Reds, and not only did he score a run for the 13th straight game, tying David Wright for the most in franchise history, but his two RBI on the day also brought his season total to 81, tying Jose Reyes for the most RBI in a single season by a shortstop in team history.
“Jose Reyes is one of the best shortstops in the organization, so to be next to him is special,” Lindor said. “But we still have a ways to go. we’re trying to win as many games as we can. The end goal is bigger than tying a franchise record.
“To be next to Reyes, someone I grew up watching, it's great. But I'm here to try to win a World Series. That's all I have in mind.”
Reyes drove in those 81 runs in his first All-Star campaign in 2006, but Lindor still has 50 games to go, all but guaranteeing that he will shatter that record.
But the number he is looking to snap is the 36-year World Series drought for the Mets, though he and manager Buck Showalter were still able to acknowledge the individual accomplishment.
“To be continued,” Showalter said. “I know he’d sacrifice everything for a chance to be the last thing standing…but when you put it into that context, all the great shortstops that have played here, it makes you realize how hard it is.
“I gotta soak that in, that's pretty cool.”
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