MIAMI — Brandon Nimmo didn’t waste a second in beginning to present the Mets it was cash nicely spent to retain him over the winter.
In his first recreation since returning to the membership on an eight-year contract value $162 million, Nimmo was the offensive star of the Mets’ 5-3 Opening Day victory over the Marlins on Thursday.
Nimmo delivered a two-run double within the seventh inning for the go-ahead runs after drawing a stroll within the sixth and scoring the Mets’ second run of the sport on Francisco Lindor’s sacrifice fly.
Nimmo drove within the Mets’ first run of the season with a sacrifice fly within the third inning after Daniel Vogelbach’s leadoff stroll towards Sandy Alcantara.
“For me it was thrilling to get again on the market, and it felt like a house recreation,” Nimmo mentioned, referring to the big contingent of Mets followers in attendance. “There was a number of ‘Let’s go Mets,’ chants. … It was actually superior simply to get again on the market and get in entrance of the followers.”
Earlier within the day the crew revealed co-ace Justin Verlander would start the season on the injured checklist with a low-grade pressure of the teres main, a muscle within the armpit space.
Nimmo mentioned he tried to dam out the information as he ready for the opener.
“I attempted not to consider it as a result of Justin is a veteran, and he’s going to know what he can push via and what he can’t,” Nimmo mentioned. “Let him really feel able to go, and it’s simply one other impediment we have now to beat. We now have already been dealt one with [Edwin] Diaz, and I’m positive it’s not going to be the final, so we simply need to attempt to preserve rolling with the punches and preserve our guys to the most effective of our skill on the sector and wholesome.”
Late in spring coaching Nimmo was an Opening Day query mark after spraining his proper knee/ankle sliding into second base.
However Nimmo recovered shortly, making certain the Mets would have their leadoff hitter and heart fielder for Sport 1.