Nimmo (hamstring) is not starting Saturday's game against the Reds, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports. The center fielder exited Friday's contest after feeling a pinch in his hamstring. It's unclear whether Nimmo, who has hit .282 and drawn 20 walks since returning from a shoulder injury July 3, will be available off the bench Saturday.
Manager Luis Rojas said Nimmo felt a "pinch" in his hamstring in the ninth inning of Friday's loss to the Reds, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Nimmo went 1-for-3 with a run, a walk and two strikeouts Friday, but he sustained his injury while making a diving catch in the ninth inning. He was able to remain the game and is considered day-to-day since Rojas described the injury as "something really, really small."
Nimmo went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double and two runs scored in Thursday's 6-3 loss to Atlanta. The 28-year-old continues to be an on-base machine. Over 13 games since the All-Star break, Nimmo is slashing .250/.459/.364 with nine runs and a 16:17 BB:K. His one homer and two RBI over that stretch are less appealing from a fantasy perspective, but his spot at the top of the Mets' order limits his opportunities to drive in runs.
Nimmo isn't starting the first game of Monday's doubleheader against Atlanta. Nimmo currently carries a four-game hitting streak, and he's gone 5-for-14 with a double, three runs, an RBI, three walks and four strikeouts during that time. Kevin Pillar will start in center field and bat sixth.
Nimmo went 1-for-2 with a solo homer and three walks Saturday against the Pirates. Nimmo got a hold of a Clay Holmes offering in the top of the ninth to give the Mets a 7-5 lead. It was the second homer of the year for Nimmo, who added a trio of walks to up his on-base percentage to .423. A career .258 hitter entering the season, Nimmo is hitting .312 over 131 plate appearances on the year.