Mets' J.D. Davis, Brandon Nimmo share injury updates entering Sunday's game against Phillies

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Brandon Nimmo J.D. Davis 4/4/2019
Brandon Nimmo J.D. Davis 4/4/2019

After exiting Saturday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies due to a respective injury, the Mets' J.D. Davis and Brandon Nimmo each provided an update entering Sunday's series finale.

"It was a swing, I wasn't able to catch a ball," said Davis, who left after striking out in the sixth-inning with what New York announced as a left hand sprain. "This time around, I'm able to swing, but not at 100 or 90% swing. So it is just day to day. I was out there with a glove and I was out there taking grounders during that half, and I didn't really feel anything that much. It was still a little irritated, but it wasn't something that was too prohibiting me of catching the baseball.

"So right now, I don't think so, I'm not 100% sure. But it hasn't gotten worse, so we're going in the right direction and just taking some anti-inflammatories and just treating it and hopefully just one of those things that happened during the season where it's just kind of a bump and bruise, whatever."

Nimmo, who departed in the seventh inning after fouling off a 1-2 pitch against Phillies RHP Zack Wheeler, revealed that the injury was a lingering issue from Friday's game.

"I guess it'd be kind of like a bone bruise on the finger -- yeah, I got jammed against (Phillies RHP) Chase Anderson my last at-bat against him," Nimmo said. "And then it was OK. I don't really know. It's very foreign to me. I don't understand. I've got a pad in my hand when I hit. And I have never had any problems with this. So I'm not sure where my bat was for these, but I'll have to go back and look at the video. But for some reason, it's the left index finger rather than the thumb, like it would normally be in this kind of injury. And then Wheeler kind of just blew me up all day yesterday. And then the last at-bat, it just felt like my hand exploded. And so, couldn't take it anymore. I was trying to gut through it the first few ABs. So right now, I'm day to day. We're trying to see how it responds and what I can handle. But yeah, that's where we're at right now."

"I don't think it's going to be long term," Nimmo added. "I think when we look back at this in the scheme of the season it's going to be a little blip. Obviously, I hate to miss any games and it's very, very frustrating for me because I try to prepare for these things and have the pad for that reason. But right now, obviously, I'm not ready for today as far as being ready for the starting lineup. And so, we'll keep progressing and going from day to day on that. But I don't foresee it being a long-term issue. Just kind of seems like a weird event that happened and hopefully will just be a little blip."

For each player, being sidelined is a frustrating reality, especially given how Davis and Nimmo are performing at the plate. Davis sports a slash line of .390/.479/.610 with two home runs and seven RBI in 14 games while Nimmo is .318/.430/.439, adding one long ball and eight RBI.

"Absolutely, it's frustrating -- especially when you're swinging a hot bat, you're seeing the ball well, you're playing well," Davis said. "Of course, you don't want to be taken out of the lineup -- especially for something that really has nothing to do with out of your control. It's not like I wasn't taking care of my hamstrings or whatever the case may be, but this was just something that kind of freak thing that when I swung I just felt some discomfort, readjusted my batting gloves and ended up striking out.

"But even that swing, I felt a bit more discomfort. And then sitting on the bench, just taking off my batting gloves, it just didn't feel right. And just going back out on defense, coming into the cage, swinging -- it just didn't feel 100%. So I think they just are kind of taking me out precautionary and try to take care of the swelling."