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Aug 14, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Mets left fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) scores catcher Kevin Plawecki (not pictured) fifth inning single against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)
Aug 14, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Mets left fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) scores catcher Kevin Plawecki (not pictured) fifth inning single against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)

Mets OF Brandon Nimmo starred in the Mets huge victory over the Orioles on Wednesday, but was removed from their record breaking game one of their double header against the Phillies on Thursday.

Nimmo was hit by a pitch in his finger in the third inning and exited the game. He reacted to it exactly how you might imagine he would.

"Ah, crud!" Nimmo said after the game.

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On Episode 4 of Rain Delay Theater: The Podcast, Steve Gelbs and Wayne Randazzo are joined by Mets third baseman Todd Frazier! There's all kinds of hilarious stories told by the New Jersey native, such as memories of his early job as a carnival barker and how he got a sneaky edge on the way to winning the Little League World Series. The guys also discuss Todd's early days in the majors and playing in New York close to his family.

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Nimmo on his big night at plate 00:00:54
Mickey Callaway and Brandon Nimmo comment on the outfielder's 5-for-5 performance during the New York Mets' rout of the Baltimore Orioles.

He may not have hit the long ball, but Mets OF Brandon Nimmo did everything else on Wednesday night in Baltimore. 

Nimmo notched his first career 5-for-5 night with a triple, two doubles and three RBI. He also was hit by a pitch, making him reach base all six times he went to the plate. 

The 25-year-old brought home his first run of the night with a double in the top of the fourth. And he was part of the Mets' nine-run sixth with a two-run triple for his sixth on the season. 

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The guys talk Nimmo and Wheeler 00:02:02
Wayne Randazzo and Keith Hernandez discuss Brandon Nimmo's 5-for-5 night and Zack Wheeler's sixth straight win in the Mets' lopsided win.

 

The Mets pounded out 19 hits and scored nine times in the sixth inning en route to a 16-5 win over the Orioles on Wednesday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

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The guys talk Nimmo and Wheeler 00:02:02
Wayne Randazzo and Keith Hernandez discuss Brandon Nimmo's 5-for-5 night and Zack Wheeler's sixth straight win in the Mets' lopsided win.

 

The Mets pounded out 19 hits and scored nine times in the sixth inning en route to a 16-5 win over the Orioles on Wednesday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

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Aug 13, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the New York Yankees during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Aug 13, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the New York Yankees during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets hit a season-high five homers to back Jacob deGrom, who struck out 12 during an 8-5 win over the Yankees on Monday night at Yankee Stadium.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

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1) Amed Rosario started the Mets' home run barrage with his first career leadoff blast. Jose Bautista and Todd Frazier also went deep before Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto connected on consecutive homers in the seventh. The Mets entered Monday's game with 10 home runs in 11 games this month. Jeff McNeil added an RBI single in the Mets' two-run opening frame. 

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Mets rock Severino on Monday 00:00:36
Yankees manager Aaron Boone talks about Luis Severino's rough stretch on the mound and why he still has confidence in the team's ace.

Luis Severino and A.J. Cole combined to surrender five home runs as the Yankees lost to the Mets 8-5 on Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


1) Severino (15-6) allowed a leadoff homer to Amed Rosario and a two-run home run to Jose Bautista, giving up four runs and seven hits in four innings, his shortest outing of the season.

2) Cole, meanwhile, allowed a solo home run to Todd Frazier in the sixth inning and back-to-back home runs to Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto in the seventh inning that made it 7-3.

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On Episode 3 of Rain Delay Theater: The Podcast, Steve Gelbs and Wayne Randazzo are joined by former Mets pitcher and Cubs GM Ed Lynch. The guys discuss Ed's time with the Mets in the 1980's, as they became a championship contender, including great stories about Gary Carter and Keith Hernandez. Steve and Wayne also ask Lynch about being traded away from New York during the 1986 season, and about how being a GM has changed since his days in Chicago.

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It's possible the next GM of the Mets will decide it's best to trade Jacob deGrom and/or Noah Syndergaard for inexpensive, young position players that can start Opening Day next season.

If this happens, though it will initially feel wrong, it should not be viewed as a rebuild because the new additions will be joining an established core of young position players. 

In Michael Conforto, Brandon Nimmo and Amed Rosario, the Mets have three foundational players around which two or three more hitters can create a productive and nimble lineup...

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Gary and Ron talk W's for deGrom 00:02:26
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling wonder how much pitcher "wins" matter, as Jacob deGrom continues to dominate without the record to show for it.

Jacob deGrom fanned 10 over six innings and lowered his Major League-best ERA to 1.77 as the Mets took the rubber game of the series from the Reds, 8-0, on Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

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1) DeGrom (6-7) snapped a four-game losing streak and picked up his first victory since June 18. The 30-year-old allowed four hits and a walk while recording his sixth double-digit strikeout performance of the season and the 27th of his career. DeGrom's 183 strikeouts are second in the National League behind Washington's Max Scherzer (216). Wednesday marked the first time in five starts he failed to pitch seven innings.

 

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With center field in 2019 and beyond an uncertainty, the Mets have "had some internal conversations" about trying Amed Rosario in center field, reports Kevin Kernan of the New York Post.

According to Kernan, though the Mets have kicked the idea around, putting it into action is "not on the table" at the moment. That's a good thing, since it's a fantastically bad idea. Here are three reasons why...

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On Episode 2 of Rain Delay Theater: The Podcast, Steve Gelbs and Wayne Randazzo are joined by good "Friend" Wilmer Flores. The guys discuss the many Wilmers in Wilmer's family, getting discovered by the Mets, the famous non-trade of 2015, and of course -- the TV show "Friends." Steve and Wayne also test Wilmer to see if he can list all of his career walk off RBI.

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New York Mets assistant general manager John Ricco looks on before facing the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)  (David Zalubowski/AP)
New York Mets assistant general manager John Ricco looks on before facing the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski/AP)

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It's the calm before the Mets storm. Enjoy it while it lasts. In a few weeks, the conversation around the Mets will quickly turn from hypothesizing about GM candidates to getting real news about where ownership intends to take their franchise and who is going to get them there...

As it stands, assistant John Ricco and advisors Omar Minaya and J.P. Ricciardi are essentially splitting the job after Sandy Alderson stepped down in June due to health issues...

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The guys talk bullpen car 00:01:25
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez discuss the Mets bringing back the bullpen car to Citi Field.

The Mets were limited to six hits en route to their third consecutive loss, 4-2, to the Braves on Thursday night at Citi Field.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

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1) Jason Vargas allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while tying a season-high with seven strikeouts in five innings. The southpaw allowed a run in the first and was betrayed by his defense in the third thanks to a poor throw by Wilmer Flores and a dropped pop up by Kevin Plawecki, which helped Atlanta tacked on three more runs. Vargas (2-7) extended his dubious record of not pitching into the sixth for the 11th consecutive start to begin a season. 

 

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Nimmo's athletic grab 00:00:17
Brandon Nimmo makes an outstanding diving catch robbing Ozzie Albies of a hit in the seventh inning at Citi Field.

Mets OF Brandon Nimmo makes a beautiful diving catch in the seventh inning.

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Jun 1, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) hits a two run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jun 1, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) hits a two run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Mets OF Brandon Nimmo blasts a solo home run in the first inning, his 14th of the season, to level the home side with the Braves 1-1.

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Jul 23, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) reacts as he walks off the field after the top of the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jul 23, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) reacts as he walks off the field after the top of the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Matthew Cerrone (Twitter | Instagram | About Me): As expected, the Mets did not trade Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard before the trade deadline, despite both pitchers being capable of bringing back a collection of top prospects.

The lack of action could mean the Mets did not see an offer worth accepting. Or, after doing their due diligence, they decided to keep their best two pitchers because they can have them through the 2020 season, sign them to long-term extensions, or look to trade them this winter with more teams involved in the bidding.

During the past few weeks, the Dodgers, Yankees, Padres, Phillies, and Braves were all reportedly looking for an elite starting pitcher under team control. More importantly, all five of the above teams had the necessary prospects required by the Mets. None of them landed a top pitcher, but the Pirates came out of nowhere to trade for No. 2 type starter Chris Archer with about 30 minutes to go before the deadline. 

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In the inaugural episode of Rain Delay Theater: The Podcast, Steve Gelbs and Wayne Randazzo lead off with none other than the "Happiest Man in Baseball," Brandon Nimmo! The guys discuss his new moniker, his struggles at the plate early in his professional career, the power of prayer, and the day he learned he was being called up to the Major Leagues.

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Rain Delay Theater: The Podcast 00:02:08
Steve Gelbs and Wayne Randazzo chat with Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo about his career in baseball.

On the premiere of Rain Delay Theater: The Podcast, Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo talked with Steve Gelbs and Wayne Randazzo about being drafted ahead of Jose Fernandez.

The Mets -- and 12 other teams -- passed on the late Fernandez in the 2011 MLB Draft.

"I think what I thought about Fernandez is, if people could have predicted that, he would have gone No. 1 overall," Nimmo said. "I knew that I should be doing better, but I also knew that he was doing abnormally well. He was amazing, right from the start."

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Asdrubal Cabrera (13) Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Asdrubal Cabrera (13) Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Coming back from the All-Star break, the Mets began their second half with a Subway Series rematch with the Yankees, this time on the road. And they were the ones to strike first in this one. 

It was Mets 2B Asdrubal Cabrera who stayed on a 1-2 curveball and laced it down the right-field line to score Brandon Nimmo

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Throwback Thursday: Nimmo 00:00:50
In the second installment of Throwback Thursday, Brandon Nimmo talks about how excited he is to be at Citi Field for the 2013 Futures Game.

In the second installment of Throwback Thursday, Mets OF Brandon Nimmo talks about how excited he is to be at Citi Field for the 2013 Futures Game.

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1) Will Jake win dCy Young?

DeGrom has been the best pitcher in baseball up to this point in the season. He should have started for the NL All Star team, but the moment understandably went to Nationals ace Max Scherzer with the game being played in DC's Nationals Park.

That said, as is, deGrom beats Scherzer and Aaron Nola for hardware.

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I don't care if the next GM of the Mets has or doesn't have an MBA. I don't care if he or she did or didn't go to an Ivy League school. I don't care if they're young or old, from the organization or not. I don't care if they did or didn't play baseball. He or she doesn't need to be an expert in statistical and evidence-based analysis and evaluations. And, they don't need to be from New York...

My only requirement is that he or she understands and is willing to meet the demands of the market and fans, that they are open to ideas and 100 percent down for making big moves.

Most important, they need to able to be creative and adaptable enough so he or she can do the above over and over and over again until the team is a perennial postseason team in position to win the World Series every season. To hear me explain this in more detail, as well as discuss why I'm all for Yoenis Cespedes trying to play 1B, how I was so wrong about Brandon Nimmo, and whether Jacob deGrom or Max Scherzer should start next week's All Star Game, click play below...

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The Amazin' Life: Coaching Nimmo 00:01:53
On a new episode of The Amazin' Life presented by Coca-Cola, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling try to give Brandon Nimmo "Tough Guy" training!

On a new episode of The Amazin' Life presented by Coca-Cola, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling try to give Brandon Nimmo "Tough Guy" training!

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Jul 11, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) celebrates after hitting a three run home run in the tenth inning to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 11, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) celebrates after hitting a three run home run in the tenth inning to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Mets OF Brandon Nimmo hit a pinch-hit three-run walk-off home run in the 10th inning to lead the Mets to a 3-0 win over the Phillies on Wednesday night at Citi Field.

With two outs in the 10th, Amed Rosario hit a two-out double and Jose Reyes walked to set up Nimmo's 13th home run of the season.

"I tried to get a good pitch to hit and I just blocked out, swung, closed my eyes, and it worked out," said Nimmo, who homered for the first time since June 18 in Colorado.

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Gary, Keith and Ron talk deGrom 00:01:51
Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling explain how Jacob deGrom continues to succeed while constantly pitching with no run support.

Brandon Nimmo hit a pinch-hit three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th to lift the Mets past the Phillies, 3-0, on Wednesday night at Citi Field.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

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1) Nimmo's walk-off was the Mets' third in six games and second of the series. Jose Bautista hit a walk-off grand slam against the Rays last Friday and Wilmer Flores beat the Phillies in the opener of Monday's doubleheader. Amed Rosario began the two-out rally with a double followed by a Jose Reyes walk.

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Nimmo, Bruce, Frazier, McNeil and Alonso, Cespedes. Credit: USA Today Images
Nimmo, Bruce, Frazier, McNeil and Alonso, Cespedes. Credit: USA Today Images

The Mets have scored the fewest runs in the National League since May 1, which encompasses roughly 70 percent of the season. They also have the league's worst record during that time, 19-42, which is eight fewer wins than their NL East rival Marlins.

To make matters worse, they Mets have the fifth-worst run differential in all of baseball.

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Jun 18, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) reacts after his inside the park home run in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)
Jun 18, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) reacts after his inside the park home run in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | TwitterMets outfielder Brandon Nimmo was snubbed when the All-Star Game reserves were decided, and was snubbed a second time when the five final vote candidates were decided.

Nimmo, who was not on the initial fan ballot because of MLB refusing to adjust once his role changed, is simply one of the best outfielders in the league. And no, despite what some are saying on Twitter, the Mets being awful is not a valid reason for MLB to have snubbed a deserving Nimmo. 

As Tim Healey of Newsday pointed out, National League outfielders who are ranked first, third, seventh, eighth, ninth, and 10th, in OPS are all on the All-Star team. Nimmo (.901 OPS) ranks second and is not. Meanwhile, Nimmo's 2.4 WAR is third among all NL outfielders.

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Gary & Keith talk Mets' slump 00:02:43
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez discuss the strong Rays' pitching and the Mets' non-existent offense.

New York was held without a baserunner through six innings and Chris Flexen was charged with five runs in three innings as the Mets were blanked for the second consecutive game with the Rays, 9-0, on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.

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Gary and Keith talk bad offense 00:02:17
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez discuss the Mets' struggling offense and their poor situational hitting.

The Mets' offense couldn't capitalize with runners in scoring position and failed to score a run in a 3-0 loss to the Rays on Saturday afternoon at Citi Field.

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Todd Frazier (21) Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Todd Frazier (21) Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

Mets 3B Todd Frazier came through in the clutch, belting a two-run homer to deep center field to give New York a 3-2 lead over the Blue Jays. 

Frazier kicked off what would be a offensive frenzy for the Mets in the top of the fifth, as he drove the first pitch he saw from Marcus Stroman over the fence. It was his 10th big fly on the season. 

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May 24, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets left fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) is greeted by manager Mickey Callaway (36) after scoring a run in the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)
May 24, 2018; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets left fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) is greeted by manager Mickey Callaway (36) after scoring a run in the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)

The Mets are in the midst of their second seven-game losing streak of June, but Brandon Nimmo won't lay blame at the feet of rookie manager Mickey Callaway. 

"I don't think our record is a reflection of him at all," Nimmo told Zach Braziller of the New York Post. "I really just think we've lost some close games, a lot of close games, [by] one, two runs, and that's just ended up in a worse record."

The Mets are now 31-45, having gone 6-24 in their last 30 games, and 14-36 since May 1. They are 13.5 games out of first place in the NL East, and 10.5 games behind the Dodgers for the second Wild Card in the NL.

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Nimmo avoids DL after HBP 00:00:35
Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo expresses relief after finding out his injured pinkie suffered no serious damage.

Mets OF Brandon Nimmo, who is day-to-day, said results of the MRI on his pinkie came back clean and were a "huge relief."

Nimmo, who left Sunday's game against the Dodgers in the sixth inning after being hit by a pitch in his pinkie, feels that he "dodged a bullet" and that he won't change his approach as far getting on base via the hit-by-pitch.

Nimmo said he has been doing strength exercises since being hit, and the next test will be gripping and swinging the bat. 

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Nimmo avoids DL after HBP 00:00:35
Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo expresses relief after finding out his injured pinkie suffered no serious damage.

Mets OF Brandon Nimmo, who is day-to-day, said results of the MRI on his pinkie came back clean and were a "huge relief."

Nimmo, who left Sunday's game against the Dodgers in the sixth inning after being hit by a pitch in his pinkie, feels that he "dodged a bullet" and that he won't change his approach as far getting on base via the hit-by-pitch.

Nimmo said he has been doing strength exercises since being hit, and the next test will be gripping and swinging the bat. 

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Gary and Ron on Mets' struggles 00:02:17
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling describe how the Mets scored but still found a way to lose, and why struggles are spreading throughout the team.

Chris Flexen surrendered a solo homer to Justin Turner in the top of the 11th inning and the Dodgers completed a three-game sweep to hand the Mets their sixth straight loss, 8-7, on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about today's game...

1) Flexen (0-1) retired the first two batters in the 11th before surrendering Turner's go-ahead blast. The Dodgers slugged a Citi Field-record seven solo homers in the game, including two each from Kike Hernandez and Clay BellingerMax Muncy and Joc Pederson also went deep for Los Angeles, which has homered at least five times in a game at Citi Field for three consecutive seasons. The seven homers allowed by the Mets tied a club record.

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New York Mets' Brandon Nimmo (9) follows through on a home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Thursday, May 31, 2018, in New York. The Cubs won 5-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)
New York Mets' Brandon Nimmo (9) follows through on a home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Thursday, May 31, 2018, in New York. The Cubs won 5-1. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)

Despite not being on the All-Star ballot, Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo said he would be open to the idea of competing in the Home Run Derby.

"I'm intrigued by it for sure," Nimmo said, according to Newsday's Tim Healey. "It would be a really cool experience. There will be other factors, how I'm feeling at that point. So much can happen in a month. I think it's going to go more into how I'm feeling, but heck, it's an honor to even be asked that question."

A year ago, Nimmo hit just five home runs in 69 games; he has more than doubled that in six fewer games in 2018.

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May 4, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
May 4, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes (hip, quad) hopes to resume running soon as he works his way back from the DL, manager Mickey Callaway said Thursday.

The Mets are in dire need of Cespedes, with Jay Bruce recently landing on the DL due to multiple injuries, and Juan Lagares out for the season. 

Brandon Nimmo has been incredible and Michael Conforto is heating up, but the other outfield position is being held together by a combination of Jose Bautista and Dominic Smith -- with Wilmer Flores and Jose Reyes the only other outfield options.

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Gleyber Torres vs. Brandon Nimmo 00:00:17
SNY lines up the numbers for Gleyber Torres and Brandon Nimmo to see just who is the best young hitter in New York.

Lost a bit in the Gleyber Torres mania in the Bronx -- at least until Tuesday night -- was the emergence of Brandon Nimmo in Queens. 

The 25-year-old Nimmo is hitting .287/.410/.603 for the Mets with 12 HR, nine doubles, five triples, and seven stolen bases in 60 games this season -- and is currently one of the most valuable players in the majors.

Nimmo has the best slugging percentage in the National League (min. 200 plate appearances) and the fifth-highest in all of baseball. His 1.013 OPS is the best in the NL and fourth-best in baseball. 

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Gleyber Torres vs. Brandon Nimmo 00:00:17
SNY lines up the numbers for Gleyber Torres and Brandon Nimmo to see just who is the best young hitter in New York.

Lost a bit in the Gleyber Torres mania in the Bronx -- at least until Tuesday night -- was the emergence of Brandon Nimmo in Queens. 

The 25-year-old Nimmo is hitting .287/.410/.603 for the Mets with 12 HR, nine doubles, five triples, and seven stolen bases in 60 games this season -- and is currently one of the most valuable players in the majors.

Nimmo has the best slugging percentage in the National League (min. 200 plate appearances) and the fifth-highest in all of baseball. His 1.013 OPS is the best in the NL and fourth-best in baseball. 

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Jun 18, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) reacts after his inside the park home run in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)
Jun 18, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) reacts after his inside the park home run in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)

Mets ace Jacob deGrom did his thing, but it was Brandon Nimmo who stole the show during New York's 12-2 win over the Rockies on Monday night in Colorado. 

Nimmo, who led off the game with an inside the park home run (because of course he did), finished the night 4-for-6 with two homers and four RBI. 

The Happiest Man in Baseball -- now hitting .287/.410/.603 -- flashed his grin throughout the night, and was featured on the back pages in the morning. Click below to see...

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Nimmo leads Mets 12-run outburst 00:02:02
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez discuss the emergence of Brandon Nimmo after his big game in the Mets rout of Colorado on Monday night.

Brandon Nimmo homered twice and had four hits and a career-high four RBIs in support of Jacob deGrom as the Mets rolled to their third straight win, 12-2, against the Rockies on Monday night at Coors Field.

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Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Nimmo led off the game with an inside-the-park home run, singled in the fifth and went deep again in the seventh for the second multi-homer game of his career. He added a two-run single during the Mets' six-run ninth inning to match his career high with four hits. He became the first Met to hit an inside-the-park homer since Ruben Tejada on Sept. 2, 2015. His 10 home runs since May 23 are tied with Seattle's Nelson Cruz and Houston's Evan Gattis for the most in the Majors.

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Mets slugger Brandon Nimmo smacks a ball to deep center field and scores on an inside-the-park home run in the first inning.

Outfielder Brandon Nimmo became the first Mets player to hit a leadoff inside-the-park home run in nine years in Monday's game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.

Nimmo hit Tyler Anderson's first pitch of the game to deep right-center field and rounded the bases in 14.7 seconds, the fastest time in the majors this season, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

The last Mets player to hit an inside-the-park home run was Ruben Tejada in 2015.

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Brandon Nimmo hits a two-run homer off Brad Boxberger to give the Mets a 4-3 lead with two outs in the ninth inning in Arizona.

Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo hit a two-out, two-run go-ahead home run in the top of the ninth inning to key a comeback victory in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Nimmo's home run off Brad Boxberger turned a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 lead, and Asdrubal Cabrera followed with a solo homer as the Mets won back-to-back games for the first time since May 18-21, when they won four in a row.

"To come back and get a win like that," manager Mickey Callaway told reporters after the game, "that was something that we were doing early on, feels like three years old, but that was a really good win for us."

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Jose Reyes
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Brandon Nimmo hits a two-run homer off Brad Boxberger to give the Mets a 4-3 lead with two outs in the ninth inning in Arizona.

Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo hit a two-out, two-run go-ahead home run in the top of the ninth inning to key a comeback victory in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Nimmo's home run off Brad Boxberger turned a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 lead, and Asdrubal Cabrera followed with a solo homer as the Mets won back-to-back games for the first time since May 18-21, when they won four in a row.

"To come back and get a win like that," manager Mickey Callaway told reporters after the game, "that was something that we were doing early on, feels like three years old, but that was a really good win for us."

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Jose Reyes
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Gary and Ron on Mets' momentum 00:02:21
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling talk about Sunday's unlikely Mets comeback victory, and the team taking the sudden momentum into Colorado.

Brandon Nimmo's two-run homer highlighted a four-run ninth inning as the Mets rallied to earn a split of their four-game series with the Diamondbacks, 5-3, on Sunday afternoon at Chase Field.

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Things you should know about today's game...

1) Down to their last out, the Mets scored four times to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 5-3 edge. Jose Bautista had a pinch-hit RBI double in front of back-to-back home runs by Brandon Nimmo and Asdrubal CabreraJose Reyes reached on a bunt single to start the rally after Diamondbacks' reliever Brad Boxberger retired the first two batters of the inning. 

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Jun 16, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) celebrates with teammates after scoring a run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the third inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Camporeale)
Jun 16, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) celebrates with teammates after scoring a run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the third inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Camporeale)

The Mets (29-38) will conclude their series with the Diamondbacks (39-31) at Chase Field on Sunday at 4:10 p.m. 

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Dominic Smith, Steven Matz
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Jun 15, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets first baseman Dominic Smith (22) celebrates with catcher Kevin Plawecki (26) after hitting a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports  (Joe Camporeale)
Jun 15, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets first baseman Dominic Smith (22) celebrates with catcher Kevin Plawecki (26) after hitting a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Camporeale)

The Mets (28-38) will continue their series with the Diamondbacks (39-30) at Chase Field on Saturday at 10:10 p.m. on SNY. 

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Jun 12, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway (36) in the dugout against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Jun 12, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway (36) in the dugout against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)

Mets manager Mickey Callaway was ejected for the first time in his managerial career in the Mets' series opener against the Braves in Atlanta on Tuesday night.

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Jun 10, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) and left fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) celebrate a 2-0 victory over the New York Yankees at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Jun 10, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) and left fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) celebrate a 2-0 victory over the New York Yankees at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

Michelle Ioannou, MetsBlog | TwitterHey, remember that time this offseason when teams were trying to trade for Brandon Nimmo?

I remember it distinctly, as it was right before he was set to speak at the Queens Baseball Convention (QBC) last January. Nimmo was linked to the Pirates as the potential asking price for Andrew McCutchen or Josh Harrison. As we know, the Mets ended up not trading Nimmo, at a time when a decent amount of fans preferred one or both of the above players to him.

At the time, I could not really blame them. I saw their argument.

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Jun 9, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) hits a home run against the New York Mets during the eighth inning of the game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Jun 9, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) hits a home run against the New York Mets during the eighth inning of the game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

Domingo German turned in a quality start, Aaron Judge supplied the go-ahead home run, and the Yankees eked out a 4-3 win over the Mets on Saturday night at Citi FIeld.

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Things you should know about tonight's game...

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Steven Matz, Todd Frazier
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