Brandon Nimmo exited Sunday afternoon’s game against the Dodgers early after being hit by a pitch on the hand. Nimmo was visibly in pain after being struck by the pitch and paused to collect himself before advancing to first base. It was the third time he had been hit by a pitch in the game. He was replaced by Michael Conforto.
X-rays on Nimmo’s pinky finger were negative and at this time the injury is simply being designated a “sore pinky finger.” If this injury sidelines Nimmo for more than a day or two, it represents a blow to the Mets’ already thin outfield depth, with Yoenis Cespedes, Jay Bruce, and Juan Lagares all on the disabled list.
Nimmo has been having a breakout year for the Mets. He is currently seventh in baseball in on-base percentage and eighth in baseball in OPS among qualified hitters. He has been one of the few bright spots for the Mets in 2018 and the Mets certainly hope that this injury is not anything major.