There were two injury updates for the Mets this afternoon, one good one bad. The good news, as reported by Tim Healey: MRIs and examinations by two hand specialists said outfielder Brandon Nimmo’s left index finger is fine, and is considered day-to-day. The bad news, as announced by the Mets: reliever Bobby Wahl is headed to the DL with a hamstring strain suffered in last night’s game against the Phillies. Left-hander Daniel Zamora was selected from Double-A Binghamton in to fill his spot in the bullpen.
Nimmo crumpled to the ground after taking a 90 mile per hour fastball from Ranger Suarez off his finger in the first half of yesterday’s doubleheader against the Phillies. X-rays taken during the game revealed no break, and the ensuing doctor visits have backed up those initial images. He is not in Friday’s starting lineup but was available to pinch hit last night, so could be available again today.
Wahl—who was acquired by the Mets as part of the Jeryus Familia trade with the Oakland Athletics—appeared to strain his hamstring while fielding a bunt in the sixth inning. Roman Quinn dropped a bunt down the third baseline, and Wahl seemed to plant awkwardly when he picked it up. Keith Hernandez commented on a later pitch that he appeared to be favoring the leg, hopping on it after releasing a pitch. He finished the inning, striking out Wilson Ramos but giving up two runs.
Zamora was acquired by the Mets as part of the trade that sent Josh Smoker to the Pittsburgh Pirates. A 40th-round selection in 2015, he has a career 2.80 ERA in the minors over 167.1 innings. In 51.2 innings with Binghamton this season, he has a 3.48 ERA over 51.2 innings, with 69 strikeouts to 16 walks. Opponents are hitting just .197 against him. He will wear number 73 and be available out of the bullpen tonight.