Mets’ Brandon Nimmo fouls ball off his leg, leaves game

Brandon Nimmo reached for one more gear that wasn’t out there Tuesday evening.

The Mets outfielder, making an attempt to beat out an infield single within the seventh inning of Game 2 in a doubleheader, realized the ball he had fouled off his proper knee moments earlier was the wrongdoer.

Nimmo departed the game and was identified with a quadriceps contusion. He is hopeful he’ll return to the lineup Wednesday.

After the Mets’ 4-3 loss to the Cardinals, Nimmo mentioned he was extra irritated that he didn’t beat out the grounder than he was involved in regards to the contusion. X-rays have been unfavorable.

“It feels all right now, I have just got a lump on it,” Nimmo mentioned. “We’ll just take it day-to-day and see how it is in the morning.”

Travis Jankowski changed Nimmo in middle subject for the ultimate two innings.

Brandon Nimmo
Brandon Nimmo leaves the game after fouling a ball off his leg.
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The Mets’ hearts are with Starling Marte following the dying of his grandmother.

Marte was positioned on the bereavement listing Tuesday, a day after the passing of his grandmother, and can be away from the Mets a minimum of by means of the rest of this homestand. It was an emotional loss for Marte, based on supervisor Buck Showalter, on condition that he was near his grandmother after his mom’s dying at a younger age. Marte additionally lost his spouse Noelia to a coronary heart assault in 2020 and Wednesday is the anniversary of her passing.

“It was heart-wrenching talking to [Marte] yesterday,” Showalter mentioned. “He cares. He’s got a great heart, a big heart. It’s been tough on us, what he is going through. I look forward to getting him back with the team and being around people that care for him.”

Stephen Nogosek was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse to say Marte’s roster spot. Showalter mentioned the group will give Marte as a lot time as he must mourn.

Pete Alonso and Cardinals first-base coach Stubby Clapp acknowledged one another earlier than the nightcap of the doubleheader, extending an air fist bump to one another.

Alonso began at designated hitter in Game 1 and went 0-for-4 within the Mets’ 3-1 victory.

He went 0-for-3 with a stroll within the nightcap.

Last month, Alonso was upset Clapp had tackled him from behind after each benches emptied in St. Louis.

James McCann underwent surgical procedure to restore the fractured hamate bone in his left wrist. The catcher is anticipated to be sidelined for six weeks.

Showalter was nonetheless engaged on a rotation past the subsequent two video games, when Max Scherzer and Chris Bassitt are scheduled to pitch, however acknowledged that David Peterson is a consideration for this weekend in Colorado.

Jake Reed was optioned to Syracuse after pitching two scoreless innings in reduction in Game 1. The Mets recalled infielder Gosuke Katoh for the nightcap.

Hitting coach Eric Chavez returned dwelling to Arizona, the place his son was present process knee surgical procedure. Chavez is anticipated to rejoin the membership in Colorado on Friday.

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