Now, the leaders of the National League East must hope they haven’t lost their first hitter for another extended period.
Following the Mets’ 6-2 loss to the Reds, manager Luis Rojas revealed that Brandon Nimmo “felt a pinch” in his left hamstring after a dive on an Aristides Aquino ball in the top of the frame. This prompted the Mets to lift Nimmo for pinch hitter Kevin Pillar, who would have been tied if James McCann had reached base rather than hitting former St. John’s basketball player Amir Garrett to end the contest.
“He told our coaches about it and how he felt, and they wanted to be conservative,” Rojas said. “He wasn’t going to take over there. “
The official added of the disease: “Right now it’s something really, really small. … we will see how he feels [Saturday]. »
Nimmo has a .298 .427 / .411 slash line in 45 games. He missed more than two months with a left hand injury, and given the Mets’ recent offensive struggles, they have to hope that this condition comes across as “really, really small” as their manager professed at the end of the day. ‘a very long day for this team. .
Ahead of the game, the Mets learned their ace Jacob deGrom will be shut down for at least two weeks due to inflammation in his right elbow, and on Saturday they will welcome the acquisition of trade deadline Javier Baez on the roster.