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Francisco Lindor thriving with Mets, says best is yet to come

The stars can never shine brightly enough. Francisco Lindor has begun to win over New York … and he doesn’t believe Mets fans have seen anything yet.

Francisco Lindor believes the best is yet to come.

Mets fans spent too much of the 2021 season pleading: Will The Real Francisco Lindor Please Stand Up? And now?

“I’ve always been the real one. Am I at my best? No,” Lindor told The Post. “I still feel like there’s so much more for me to learn. …

“Let me go back. The Real Lindor’s always been here, I just struggled, and this year I’m playing a little bit better.

“But I feel like there’s so much room for me to grow. Even in Cleveland, I didn’t hit my peak in Cleveland. I definitely haven’t hit it here yet. Every day I’m learning. I feel like every day, there’s something that I could have done better.

“So I feel like … there’s more to come for sure.”

So the best is yet to come?

“Yeah, that’s how I would rephrase it,” Lindor said.

Lindor’s best came quickly Saturday at Citi Field. In the third inning, he hit a a two-run home run to left-center that scoffed at any wind on a 2-2 count off a 92-mph Braxton Garrett four-seamer. His 11th homer of the season supported Taijuan Walker’s gem in the Mets’ 3-2 victory over the Marlins.

Francisco Lindor belts a two-run homer during the third inning of the Mets' 3-2 win over the Marlins.
Francisco Lindor belts a two-run homer during the third inning of the Mets’ 3-2 win over the Marlins.
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“Got a good swing on it,” Lindor said. “Felt good.”

Tha blast gave him 51 RBIs — a mark he didn’t reach last season until Sept. 12 (he finished with 63).

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