The injury bug continues to pop up and bite the Mets.
One night after Marcus Stroman left the game early because of hamstring tightness, Brandon Nimmo left Saturday’s game after fouling off a pitch in the top of the seventh inning against Phillies pitcher Zach Wheeler.
The Mets announced later in the game that Nimmo left due to a left index finger contusion. He underwent X-rays, that came back negative.
On a 1-2 pitch, Nimmo fouled a fastball off to the third-base side and immediately dropped his bat and bent over in pain. After talking to the medial staff and manager Luis Rojas, Nimmo was pulled from the game, looking to be in a lot of pain.
“The pitch that got in on him. … Left index finger contusion. It was getting a little swollen there, so the vibration of the contact impacting it was definitely hurting him when he was taking swings and making contact,” Rojas said after the game.
“The X-rays on him were negative, and he’s day-to-day.”
Meanwhile, J.D, Davis also left the game after striking out in the sixth inning due to an injury the Mets later announced as a left hand sprain. He stayed in the game to play defense, but was later pulled.
“J.D. I believe it was in a swing that he took in his last at-bat, not the last swing but the one before that probably,” Rojas explained. “It looked funny when he look the swing and how he was reacting. He went and played defense, came back, they were testing it again.
“Right now, we’re calling it a left hand spring, and day-to-day. See how he comes in tomorrow. No X-ray needed.”
Brandon Nimmo left the game after injuring himself on this swing: pic.twitter.com/QdPrn240pH
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Nimmo has also been dealing with a mild hip impingement of late, which has caused him to miss some time, and he received a cortisone shot on Monday for his hip.
Nimmo was replaced by Kevin Pillar in center field, and Davis was replaced by Jonathan VIllar at third. The Mets are already short-handed on the infield, as Luis Guillorme was placed on the IL with an oblique injury Friday.