NY Post: Nimmo Providing Lethargic Mets With Life

MILWAUKEE — Brandon Nimmo is clearly immune to the lethargy that has infected the Mets lineup in recent weeks.

The energetic outfielder is a maestro working counts to reach base and has brought respectability to the top of the Mets’ order. But another facet of Nimmo’s game continues to emerge: He’s a force swinging the bat.

Thursday night, the Mets received the best of Nimmo, a linchpin in two rallies who helped his team snap a two-game skid with a 5-0 victory over the Brewers at Miller Park.

For a team that scored only four runs over three games against the Marlins earlier this week, the output was enough to make everyone giddy. And Steven Matz handled the run prevention, with six shutout innings against the NL Central leaders.

Nimmo finished 4-for-5, reaching base five times and scoring two runs on a night when every starting Mets position player got on base. Nimmo, who delivered two doubles and a triple as part of his barrage — he came within a homer of hitting for the cycle — has reached base in eight straight plate appearances.

“I am just really glad I have been able to create some traffic for Cabby behind me,” Nimmo said, referring to Asdrubal Cabrera. “He’s really been carrying this offense for a while, and to be able to give him more opportunities than just one in a game is really beneficial for him and for our team.”

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