New York Mets outfielder makes electrifying diving catch to rob Brewers of extra base hit

The New York Mets continued their series against the Milwaukee Brewers this week, and outfielder Brandon Nimmo made an incredible diving catch in the third inning.

“WHAT A CATCH BY BRANDON NIMMO!” – SNY

What an incredible catch by Nimmo as he saved the Mets from allowing an extra base hit. Nimmo is one of the best defensive outfielders in the National League and this play shows why.

Earlier in the game, the Mets erupted for three runs in the first inning to give the team a 3-0 lead. Pete Alonso got things started for the Mets, driving in his 58th run of the season.

Pete Alonso drives in his 58th run of the year! https://t.co/vT8DYg8Y2L

“Pete Alonso drives in his 58th run of the year!” – SNY

Then, Jeff McNeill came up to the plate and plated a double to extend the lead to 2-0.

“JUST LIKE JEFF McNEIL DREW IT UP!” – SNY

Eduardo Escobar then plated the third run of the inning with a sacrifice fly.

“Eduardo Escobar with a sac fly and it’s 3-0 Mets!” – SNY

The Mets look excited to be playing at home after a lengthy road trip on the West Coast.

New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers begin critical series tonight in Queens

Eduardo Escobar celebrates in the dugout during a Washington Nationals v New York Mets game.
Eduardo Escobar celebrates in the dugout during a Washington Nationals v New York Mets game.

The New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers began a critical three-game series in Queens tonight. The Brewers enter tonight’s game with a record of 34-28, 1.5 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals for first place in the National League Central. The Brewers have struggled as of late, losing eight out of their last 10 games.

The Mets enter tonight’s game with a record of 40-22, 5 games ahead of the red-hot Atlanta Braves in the NL East standings. The Mets have cooled off a bit after an excellent start to 2022, winning just five out of their previous 10 games. Both teams will look to get back into form after struggling a bit as of late.

Mets injury updates

James McCann runs the bases during an Atlanta Braves v New York Mets game.
James McCann runs the bases during an Atlanta Braves v New York Mets game.

The Mets have three critical pieces on the injury list who have started to show signs of progress. Max Scherzer is planning to throw live batting practice after throwing a bullpen session today.

Max Scherzer (strained left oblique) is scheduled to throw his first live BP later this week, so he’s a bit ahead of Jacob deGrom.

“Max Scherzer (strained left oblique) is scheduled to throw his first live BP later this week, so he’s a bit ahead of Jacob deGrom.” – Anthony DiComo

Jacob deGrom is also showing signs of progress after throwing a 30-pitch session today.

Jacob deGrom (stress reaction in right scapula) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session today, his fourth since he began mound work. deGrom is next scheduled to throw an “up-and-down” bullpen session on Friday.”Everything feels good,” deGrom said. “Hopefully, not too much longer.”

“Jacob deGrom (stress reaction in right scapula) thre a 30-pitch bullpen session today, his fourth since he began mound work. deGrom is next scheduled to throw an ‘up-and-down’ bullpen session on Friday. ‘Everything feels good,’ deGrom said. ‘Hopefully, not too much longer.'” – Anthony DiComo

Another key player, catcher James McCann, is scheduled to do a minor league rehab assignment.

Mets catcher James McCann (recovery from left wrist surgery) is nearing a minor league rehab assignment. Yesterday was also his 32nd birthday.

“Mets catcher James McCann (recovery from left wrist surgery) is nearing a minor league rehab assignment. Yesterday was also his 32nd birthday.” – Anthony DiComo

The Mets will surely be glad to have these three pieces back as they prepare for a playoff push.

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Edited by Jodi Whisenhunt