Brandon Nima limps off the field in a nightcap against the Cards – Reading Eagle

Losing two outfielders in the same week is not how the Mets expected their home stand to play.

Brendan Nima limped off the field along with coach and manager Buck Shawolter after the seventh half of the Mets ’night game against the Cardinals in the double-header on Tuesday at City Field.

Nima foul foul from his knee during his bat against left-handed cardinals Genesis Cabrera with two outs in the seventh. He stepped away from him for a moment, but returned to the bat. Nimma stopped at the short stop and ran down the line, but began to limp as soon as he touched the base. Shawolter checked Nima, who was hunched over, leaning on his knees on the grass north of first base, but it was clear that the central field field Mets could not return and go out on the field eighth.

So the already emaciated Metz field has moved for the last six outings on Tuesday. Jeff McNeill, who played second, shifted to the left. Travis Jankowski, who played on the right, moved to the center. Mark Kanha, who played from the left, moved to the right. Luis Giorme came off the bench and took it to second base.

A new kind of field, when Starling Marte misses an indefinite number of games on the loss list and Nimma suffered a clear injury, is an immediate weakness for the Metz team, which is suddenly facing challenges. James McCann (left surgery) and Taylor Megill (right biceps tendonitis) also made the list of injured last weekend.


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