Brandon Nimmo thought he might battle by stiff neck till he couldn’t

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PHILADELPHIA — Brandon Nimmo awakened Tuesday morning with a stiff neck, however thought he had the issue solved by the point he participated in a pregame drills.

Then got here his first at-bat towards Phillies starter Nick Pivetta.

“Once I took that first swing, I felt my neck lock up,” Nimmo mentioned after the Mets’ 14-Three loss at Residents Financial institution Park. “It was simply to the left aspect at that time, and so I simply battled the remainder of the at-bat after which after I obtained on first base and obtained into my lead, I nearly couldn’t maintain my head up.”

Nimmo persevered, making an attempt to get his neck to loosen as he went to the outfield within the backside of the primary, however he felt disjointed.

“I wasn’t serving to anyone by being on the market,” mentioned Nimmo, who exited the sector after Steven Matz departed, eight batters into the inning with out recording an out.

J.T. Realmuto doubled in Nimmo’s route throughout that inning. Nimmo mentioned he was awkward in his pursuit of the ball.

“I wasn’t in a position to run very effectively and switch my head, so I used to be doing my greatest to get there and it ended up falling,” Nimmo mentioned. “At that time I used to be making an attempt to battle by it.”

Nimmo will obtain additional analysis Wednesday, however supervisor Mickey Callaway expects he might be on the bench.

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