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Sport Marcus Stroman plays into Mets rat-raccoon debate, because why not

03:15  09 may  2021
03:15  09 may  2021 Source:   fansided.com

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New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman played into the rat-raccoon tunnel debate following their 5-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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On Friday, New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor broke out of his slump by hitting a massive game-tying home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Mets won 5-4 in 10 innings, extending their winning streak to three games. But what everyone is talking about is the rat-raccoon debate that gained steam on social media.

The star infielder said during a postgame press conference that the Mets dugout ran into the tunnel that connected to the team clubhouse because he and Jeff McNeil had a disagreement over whether they saw a rat or a raccoon.

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TV cameras caught Mets players Michael Conforto and Dom Smith rushing into the tunnel behind the Mets dugout, where reportedly teammates Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil had gone first. Other players soon followed. After the game, Lindor claimed he and McNeil were simply debating whether a critter seen scurrying around in the tunnel was a rat or a raccoon . “That’s a New York rat . I was just crazy because we were going back and forth, debating whether it was a rat or a raccoon .

Who smells a rat ? Or was it a raccoon ? Is it a cover-up? Is there discord in the bowels of Citi Field? After the last out of the bottom of the seventh, something happened in the Mets ’ tunnel. Video from the incident showed several Mets running toward it and pointing. Then everyone came out on the field to take their position, and speculation erupted on social media that Lindor and McNeil had gotten into some kind of altercation, though there was no way from the video circulating around to tell if that’s what happened.

Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman decided to have fun following the game, as he tweeted out that even though he could not tell if he saw a rat or a raccoon, it was a "great win for the squad." Stroman then tweeted a GIF of a dancing "Chuck E. Cheese."

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You can not fault Stroman for having fun with this. After all, this is still dominating MLB headlines.

After Mets fans saw what the SNY crew called "a commotion," they believed the two infielders got into an altercation after the they misfielded a ground ball by Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed in the top of the frame. Lindor and McNeil were both asked by the media after what exactly happened in between the top and the bottom of the seventh inning in the tunnel. Lindor expressed his belief that he thought he saw a rat, while McNeil said he thought he spotted a possum. Things only got weirder, as manger Luis Rojas said he had no idea what the commotion was about.

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Raccoon or rat ? Maybe Mr. Met knows. He said the Mets were a team that “just like to have fun,” and that anyone who suspected something different was going on, “can believe whatever they want.” Prior to the curious incident, infielders Lindor and McNeil had messed up on a defensive play , according to the AP. But Lindor insisted there were no hard feelings between the pair. New York Mets ’ Francisco Lindor runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run off Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Caleb Smith during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 7, 2021, in New York.

TV cameras caught Mets players Michael Conforto and Dom Smith rushing into the tunnel behind the Mets dugout, where reportedly teammates Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil had gone first. Other players soon followed. After the game, Lindor claimed he and McNeil were simply debating whether a critter seen scurrying around in the tunnel was a rat or a raccoon . “That’s a New York rat . I was just crazy because we were going back and forth, debating whether it was a rat or a raccoon .

You can catch some of the comments from Lindor, McNeil and Rojas in the video below, courtesy of MLB.com's Anthony DiComo:

Coincidentally, Lindor hit his two-run, game-tying homer in the bottom of the seventh, shortly after the tunnel incident. The Mets took the momentum into extra innings, where they won after Patrick Mazeika reached on a fielder's choice, allowing first baseman Pete Alonso to score.

Whatever the case may be, the Mets are focused on extending their winning streak to four games with a victory over the Diamondbacks on Saturday night.

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