Jeff McNeil-Francisco Lindor provide early Mets heroics in wake of rat controversy

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The Mets should fight more often — or do whatever it is they did Friday night — if this is the result.

Saturday night, after Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil had some kind of an incident in the tunnel connecting the dugout to the clubhouse Friday, the two helped the Mets get off to an early 3-0 lead over the Diamondbacks.

McNeil blasted a two-run shot in the bottom of the third inning and Lindor followed by drawing a walk, stealing second base and speeding all the way around to score on catcher Carson Kelly’s throwing error. It was his first stolen base as a Met, and the 100th of his career.

Friday night, Lindor pulled the Mets even with a two-run shot, his first Citi Field home run, in their come-from-behind, 10-inning, 5-4 win.

After the game, Lindor and McNeil made a joke of whatever it is that happened, saying they saw either a rat or a raccoon in the tunnel and were arguing about it, though it is pretty clear by now the commotion had nothing to do with a wild animal.

Manager Luis Rojas and acting general manager Zack Scott alluded on Saturday to a disagreement the two had and Scott described the rat-raccoon story as “not ideal.

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