The “pinch” Brandon Nimmo felt in his hamstring Friday night time stored him out of the lineup Saturday, however the Mets nonetheless have been hoping it wouldn’t result in a longer-term absence.
Nimmo made a diving catch within the high of the ninth inning of Friday’s 6-2 loss and it got here at a worth. After going by means of a pregame evaluation Saturday, the middle fielder was not obtainable for the Mets’ 5-4 win over the Reds in 10 innings.
“At one level we thought he might have been [available], however proper now we’re going to be cautious with him,” supervisor Luis Rojas mentioned. “There’s simply various things we don’t need him doing, like getting out of the field — all these issues the place he’s going to push off, which is the place he felt the pinch [Friday].”
Rojas was not sure whether or not Nimmo, after getting remedy Saturday night time, would be capable to play in Sunday’s collection finale.
Nimmo missed two months earlier this season with a hand harm however had delivered a spark atop the lineup upon his return. Kevin Pillar began in heart subject Saturday and went 0-for-4.
Proper-hander Trevor Williams, who came to visit from the Cubs within the Javier Baez commerce Friday, made his organizational debut Saturday with Triple-A Syracuse. Williams threw six innings and gave up two runs on 4 hits and one stroll whereas putting out six towards Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Williams had a 5.06 ERA throughout 12 begins this season for the Cubs and Rojas mentioned the Mets wish to hold him stretched out in case they want one other starter down the highway.
“Is there an opportunity he involves our bullpen and be a size man?” Rojas mentioned. “Sure, he might, however that would disrupt the place he’s proper now pitch-count smart and innings-wise. It’s of extra worth for him to maintain pitching like a starter.”
Michael Conforto, whose batting common dipped to .199 Friday night time after going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, was additionally out of Saturday’s lineup. The lefty hitter was given a break day towards Reds lefty Wade Miley, with Brandon Drury beginning in proper subject, however he pinch-hit within the eighth inning and grounded out.
Conforto took early batting apply Saturday afternoon with Baez and J.D. Davis.
Joey Votto’s streak of homering in seven straight video games got here to an finish — barely. The Reds first baseman almost tied the MLB file of eight straight video games — held by Ken Griffey Jr., Don Mattingly and Dale Lengthy — however his fly ball to proper subject within the eighth inning hit off the highest of the wall for a single.
Jeff McNeil’s career-high 16-game hitting streak additionally was snapped after the second baseman went 0-for-3 with a stroll.
To make room for Baez on the roster, LHP Anthony Banda was designated for task. … RHP Akeem Bostick was additionally outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse after being designated for task Friday.