Francisco Lindor spent much of Tuesday’s pregame on the clubhouse couch huddled under a blanket, resembling somebody who might have celebrated too much the previous night.
But the star shortstop was wide awake and full of energy when the Mets needed him most.
Lindor smashed a go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning that helped deliver the Mets a sixth straight victory, 7-5 over the Brewers at American Family Field. The Mets remained one game ahead of Atlanta for first place in the NL East, a night after clinching the franchise’s first postseason berth since 2016 and acknowledging the accomplishment with a champagne toast.
Lindor’s slam came after lefty Taylor Rogers walked the bases loaded in the seventh. An inning earlier Pete Alonso mashed a three-run homer that put life into a Mets lineup that managed only one hit through five innings. Overall, the Mets had only four hits.