Brandon Nimmo’s return to the Mets appears imminent.
Author: Mike Puma
Published: 2021-05-13 11:23 pm
Brandon Nimmo’s return to Mets looks near after big step
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Brandon Nimmo’s return to the Mets appears imminent.

After spending the past 10 games sidelined by a bone bruise in his left index finger, the outfielder began a minor league rehab assignment Thursday for Triple-A Syracuse at Worcester, going 0-for-3 and playing three innings in center field.

Nimmo sustained the injury during the Mets’ series in Philadelphia two weeks ago, when he got jammed by a pitch.

In the same series, the Mets lost J.D. Davis with a left hand sprain. In recent days, the Mets placed another outfielder, Albert Almora Jr., on the IL after he sustained a left shoulder contusion upon crashing into the center-field fence at Citi Field attempting to make a catch.

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Brandon Nimmo
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Nimmo has been among the Mets’ most productive offensive players, with a .318/.430/.439 slash line with one homer and eight RBIs. Kevin Pillar has mostly played center field in Nimmo’s absence, with Jeff McNeil taking the bulk of the at-bats from the leadoff spot.

David Peterson will attempt to keep the Mets’ string of superb starts by pitchers intact. During the Mets’ seven-game winning streak, the starters have pitched to a 1.80 ERA.

The lefty Peterson will get the ball on Friday at Tropicana Field for his first career start against the Rays.

The one subpar start during the winning streak belongs to Peterson, who lasted just 1 ²/₃ innings against the Diamondbacks last Friday. In that he appearance he allowed three earned runs on three hits and three walks, but the Mets rebounded to win the game 5-4 in 10 innings.

The Mets will be playing their first series at Tropicana Field since 2015.

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