When cameras at Citi Field caught a commotion in the Mets’ dugout tunnel, speculation about a fight between Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil exploded.
Things got tough in the Mets’ dugout as they battled the Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Midway through the seventh inning, the broadcast noticed a situation in the tunnel.
It was described as “a bit of a shock.”
It is clear that something happened in the tunnel. Immediate speculation followed that Lindor and McNeil were fighting each other over a miscommunication early on a groundout.
Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil may have been involved in … something
What’s interesting is that Lindor came out to bat in the bottom of the seventh and hit a home run to tie the game at 4-4. Whatever happened couldn’t have been that bad.
That was Lindor’s second home run for the Mets. If the dust put him in a place to get out of the depression and start his career in New York, then maybe it was for the best.
In any case, it is not clear that there was a fight, it is not even clear if Lindor or McNeil were involved.
What matters to the Mets is coming out with a win to top .500. They are second in the NL East behind the Phillies, with the Marlins and Braves not far behind.
It would be helpful if Lindor got going. He had two hits and two RBIs in the first nine innings. McNeil went 1 of 5.