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This Week in Mets Quotes: Lindor says he hasn’t performed, Conforto vows to keep fighting

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Lots of interesting, funny, idiotic, and insightful things were said by the Mets—and about them—recently. Here are some of our favorites.

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Your 2021 New York Mets: It sucks.

“I’m below for sure — it’s a fact. It sucks. That is the only way I can put it. It sucks.” -Francisco Lindor [New York Post]

Narrator: They did let a loss linger into the next day.

“Guys are going to be mad. Guys are going to be upset. We’re honest with ourselves. We’re not living in a fantasyland where we think everything’s great, like the standings aren’t there. We’re very aware of that. But we’re going to stay confident. We’re going to keep fighting. We’re not going to let a loss linger into the next day.” -Michael Conforto [MLB]

He added, ‘I need that service time to reach free agency.’

“We’re not just going to pack up our stuff and go home.” -Michael Conforto [MLB]

But was it ‘tough’.

“It’s another tough loss. All losses are tough. They took it as a tough loss, but they went in and the recovery has started already.” -Luis Rojas [MLB]

Rojas on McNeil’s mental state.

“He’s in a good place today, but he’s a guy that can be tough on himself. He will be tough on himself after games when he goes 0-for. He was last night, but I think today he’s working with the guys and he’s back. He’s got a good attitude toward today’s game.” -Luis Rojas [NJ]

Lindor on Steve Cohen’s...erm...tweet of encouragement.

“We have been getting that message the whole year. We haven’t really hit all year long. I haven’t performed. I haven’t done it. The bottom line is I haven’t done what I’m here to do when it comes to the offensive side. Defense, they can’t talk to me. Baserunning, they can’t talk to me either. Offensively, criticize me and say whatever you want, because you are right. They are all right. -Francisco Lindor [New York Post]

“I’m with them. I haven’t performed, so that message that Steve sent the other day, he’s been an owner, he’s been a fan, he is very passionate, he is just letting people know how he felt. He’s been very vocal in tweeting in the past year that I have been aware of who he is. Message to us? No. The message has been sent every single day.” -Francisco Lindor [New York Post]

Rich Hill has been around enough to find the silver linings.

“I threw the ball well, but unfortunately gave up the three homers.” -Rich Hill [New York Post]

Leave it to the Mets to finally break Nimmo.

“It just seems like we’re having a tougher time putting some big hits together, it kind of breaks you. Pete obviously came through today with a huge hit, but it’s seeming like these games are taking a few more than one — we’re needing to come through two or three times in games in a big situation and that really hasn’t happened lately.” -Brandon Nimmo [New York Post]

Stro unprompted talked up his battery mate.

“Thought Mazeika behind the plate was unreal, especially for coming in and being as good as he is with a staff that he hasn’t been familiar with all year. Think he’s been pretty incredible.” -Marcus Stroman [Twitter]

In his short time with the Mets, Javy Báez really lived up to player that ‘makes you shake your head in good/bad disbelief.’

“Even when I was out, I was trying to bring my energy and bring my happiness to the team, to the dugout. I know we’re going through a struggle right now. We understand we’re playing really good teams. I think we have the talent to be up there. I hope it comes back to us pretty soon.” -Javy Báez [MLB]

They do.

“You could just see it. I didn’t have command of my stuff, and then you get exposed for that, and they do what they do when you don’t have your stuff.” -Tylor Megill [MLB]

Loup on being booed at home.

“We definitely hear it. You try to drown it out and not pay attention to it the best you can, but we definitely hear it. It makes it tough. Especially, we’ve been struggling and not playing well, and then when you come home and you basically kind of get booed off the field, it definitely doesn’t make it any easier.” -Aaron Loup [MLB]

Rojas on the ‘Fire Rojas’ chants.

“The fans are always shouting for all the guys, different things. You’re always hearing it, but there’s no reaction. They can say whatever. This is baseball. We have a very passionate fan base, and they’re going to do those things. That’s just OK. It’s part of the game. It’s part of baseball here in New York, how passionate our fans are. I have nothing to say about it.” -Luis Rojas [MLB]

Zack Scott on both Luis Rojas and his own job security.

“That’s not what we’re focused on. We’re just focused on trying to get on a run here and get back in this thing.” -Zack Scott [MLB]

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