New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor says he is excited about the returns of Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer but made it clear "no one on the Mets is a savior." The Mets sit at the top spot of the NL East standings with a 40-22 record but the Atlanta Braves are threatening as they have won their last 11 games and improved to 34-27.
A lot of baseball has been left to be played in the regular season and the Mets certainly can't wait for their star pitching duo to return. However, Lindor does not want to look at deGrom and Scherzer as saviors or anything like that.
“No one on this team is the savior — no one,” Lindor said, 11-day trip. “We all are a team, we all believe in each other, we all count on each other. We want [deGrom and Scherzer] to be back, they are a huge part of our team, but no one here is a savior."
Lindor: It'd be unfair to put deGrom, Scherzer in a challenging position
“It would be unfair for them to come back and us to say, ‘You are the savior.
Go and take us to the Promised Land.’ That is not fair for them. At the end of the day we just have to play the game the right way, continue to play the game the right way and enjoy it while we have it because it could be a long, long season," Lindor added.
After spending the first half of June in the West, the Mets returned home. Reflecting on his play during the recent road trip in the West, Lindor admitted he could have done better. “I haven’t looked at my numbers, but I personally feel like I haven’t done enough to help the team win out here in the West,” Lindor said.
“I’m not frustrated, but I’m not content with where I am either. I just feel like I have got to do a little bit more to help the team win for sure”.