Nimmo is not in Thursday's lineup against the Nationals. He will head to the bench with lefty Patrick Corbin on the hill for Washington. Guillermo Heredia will start in center field and bat eighth.
Nimmo will sit Tuesday against lefty Blake Snell and the Rays. Nimmo wasn't being platooned earlier in the year, but he's now been in the lineup against just one of the seven lefties the Mets have faced thus far in September. Guillermo Heredia gets the nod in center field in his absence.
Nimmo will be on the bench Friday against the Braves. Nimmo sits with lefty Max Fried on the mound for Atlanta. Jake Marisnick (hamstring) starts in center field.
Nimmo went 3-for-4 with a home run, a triple, three RBI and a walk in Thursday's win over the Phillies. Nimmo came up with a pair of big hits in the contest. The first was a two-run triple with two outs in the sixth inning to tie the score at six. Then, with the game still knotted in the ninth, Nimmo blasted a solo shot to right field off Brandon Workman to push New York ahead. The big game continued a strong stretch for Nimmo, who has collected seven multi-hit efforts since Sept. 6. He is batting .400 (16-for-40) with three homers and six RBI over that span.
Nimmo went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Phillies. He took Jake Arrieta deep in the fifth inning for the Mets' only offense of the night. Nimmo continues to do his part at the top of the order, slashing .263/.388/.468 through 44 games with seven homers, 13 RBI and 29 runs.