New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor gets off the Milwaukee Brewers defense with a perfect colored foot

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MLB defensive teams have few options when it comes to smothering the bat of New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor. He has all the tools he needs. He can use his power to get tough. He can use his contact batting skills to rope a double into opposite field and he has the speed to lay down an infield single.

He did the latter on Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Brewers. When Lindor struck in the third inning, his team was already 3-0 up. One was out and no runners were on base. The Brewers infielders decided to try something different against Lindor. They all moved to the right side of the infield.

Statistics show that as a left-hander, Lindor is more likely to hit the ball to the right. But he wasn’t playing by the book. All Lindor saw was a wide open left infield. At 0-1, Lindor dropped his racquet and laid a perfect bunt on the third baseline. When someone picked it up, Lindor was already overrunning the first base.

“Compete against Lindor at his speed? That’s a great idea,” the SNY comment said.

New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor ridicules the Milwaukee Brewers with a perfect bunt

New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor is a versatile hitter
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor is a versatile hitter

The New York Mets show loved Lindor’s Bunt. They couldn’t get over the Brewers being careless enough to give Lindor a chance when he was a known threat on the base paths.

“Switch to Francisco Lindor at your own risk,” wrote SNY in a tweet.

Shift against Francisco Lindor at your own risk. https://t.co/JdxSwdLY7p

This Bun belongs in the Hall of Fame. They’re becoming a lost art in MLB these days as advanced metrics show they’re producing outs more often than not.

Here’s the fun part. Just over a year ago, Lindor complained about the postponement, saying he wanted the freedom to be himself as an outfield player. And it’s hard to imagine that he liked it as a hitter too. No thugs like the shift.

“The shift has to be shortened,” he said. “Let me finish me. Let me do the crazy play. I’m like, ‘Okay, he’s going to pull the ball. I can’t be on this side of base.’ As the field goes on, I run to the other side of the base – pow! – and make the play… we can’t market the shift, we can’t market strikeouts.

FRANCISCO LINDOR IS FINISHED!! He was basically saying, “Get off the shift. I can do it.” 🔥 https://t.co/gZWJ1UtD47

Tonight, Lindor made perfect use of the shift.


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