Nido went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader victory over the Marlins. Nido's homer was the first of his career in the major leagues, as he sparked the Mets' offense in the fifth inning with the solo shot. He now has at least one hit in five of his last six starts, and he owns a .188 batting average with nine runs and eight RBI over 73 plate appearances in 2018.
Nido went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Saturday's win over the Giants. Nido, who appeared in his third game since he was called up from Double-A Binghamton on Aug. 24, laced a Derek Holland offering over Austin Slater's head and plated Brandon Nimmo. With No. 1 backstop Kevin Plawecki on the paternity list this weekend, Nido, one of the Mets' possible options for the future behind the plate, might steal one more start from Devin Mesoraco before Plawecki's activation, which would bump Nido back down to the No. 3 role in the Mets' expanded roster.
Nido will be called up from Double-A Binghamton on Friday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. Nido will likely take the roster place of Devin Mesoraco (neck), who appears to be headed for a stint on the DL. Across 21 games with the Mets this year, Nido has hit .159 with a .390 OPS and three RBI in 48 plate appearances. Expect Kevin Plawecki to receive the bulk of the starts behind the plate while Mesoraco is out.
Nido was optioned to Double-A Binghamton on Monday, Tim Britton of The Athletic New York reports. While Nido has spent time in the big leagues in each of the last two seasons, largely due to the fact he is on the 40-man roster, he belongs at Double-A, as he has played just six games at Triple-A and 107 games at DoubleA. Kevin Plawecki (hand) was activated from the disabled list as a corresponding move.
The Mets recalled Nido from Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday. Nido was sent to Las Vegas after the Mets' acquisition of Devin Mesoraco earlier in May, but returns to the team with Jose Lobaton now designated for assignment. Nido split catching duties with Lobaton in his previous major-league stint and Mesoraco seems likely to serve as primary catcher this time around, although Nido will still likely have some opportunities.