FLUSHING, Queens — Jeff McNeil and Francisco Lindor teamed up to produce all four runs a night after scuffling in the dugout and the New York Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2.
The pair attempted to dismiss Friday’s dustup by bizarrely claiming they were arguing over an animal spotted in the clubhouse tunnel — Lindor said it was a rat, McNeil’s story was that it was a raccoon or possum.
No critters Saturday — just a couple All-Star hitters.
McNeil hit a two-run homer in the third off Merrill Kelly, and Lindor had a double, an RBI and scored on a throwing error after a stolen base.
The Mets’ bullpen was dominant as the team went without a starter. Tommy Hunter, Joey Lucheesi, Jeruys Familia, Aaron Loup and Trevor May combined to shutdown Arizona for a second straight night.
New York and Arizona will play the series finale Sunday afternoon.