Mets' Luis Rojas not concerned about Francisco Lindor's hitting struggles

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Francisco Lindor makes contact with pink bat on Mother's Day
Francisco Lindor makes contact with pink bat on Mother's Day

Through two months of his first season with the Mets, Francisco Lindor just doesn't look like himself at the plate. And the numbers -- .189/.295/.277 -- show that.

It's been a storyline for some time now, and even moreso since many key members of the lineup are on the IL, which leaves Lindor to have a bigger spotlight on his at-bats.

But, still, manager Luis Rojas isn't showing much concern over the superstar's struggles. He explained why pre-game on Tuesday.

"I’ve had conversation with Francisco about his approach," Rojas said. "And that’s when the concern level doesn’t get high because you see that his confidence is there and he’s been through things like this in the past. He’s working really hard to go past this."

Earlier this month, it looked as if Lindor was finally breaking through his slump after putting together a five-game hit streak. But since then, he's 6-for-his-last-39 at the dish with just one homer and two RBI.

His outs, though, have seen better contact, especially in the eyes of Rojas.

"We saw a couple of good games in Miami where swung the bat good and he was spraying the ball a little more instead of trying to get too big and pulling it," he said.

"Now the last couple days, we’ve seen back again not getting good swings put behind some pitches. On and off lately, but the level of concern doesn’t increase when you talk to the player.”

The Mets are in dire need of more offensive production with half of the team filled with minor leaguers just holding down the fort in hopes players begin to return soon.

Until then, Lindor is a player that needs to step up for the Amazins.' Rojas will continue to have hope that it comes sooner rather than later.

"I know him and the hitting coaches are going to get to the point where he breaks through this," he said.