Brandon Nimmo is feeling good both on the field, and in the kitchen.
Last week, Nimmo suffered from self-inflicted food poisoning due to what was believed to be undercooked chicken. However, it was actually a stomach virus, which gave relieved the Mets' outfielder.
Now Nimmo is back in the kitchen, but he admits poultry isn't the No. 1 choice when he decides to cook for himself.
"Steak. Yeah, that's a lot safer," he told reporters after Saturday's 10-2 win over the Red Sox. "Even a little bit of chicken. I think I feel safe again. After I found out that it wasn't the chicken, I was like, 'Alright, I can get back at it.' So I'm OK. My appetite is totally back and now we're just working on getting all that weight back."
Nimmo's bat also appears to be back after a 2-for-4 day in the win. Both hits -- a triple and single -- generate two runs for the Mets, but Nimmo knows there is still more work to be done.
"I mean, it's one day," he said. "There's still a lot of work to do, but today is more encouraging. I had better at-bats, laid off pitches better. So things are coming slowly but surely. We're constantly working on the swing in the morning and watching video. So we'll continue to do that, but today was a good step in the right direction."
The 25-year-old is only hitting .211 this spring, but there is still weeks left to pick that average up before the stats start to really matter. And Nimmo will be making sure his cooking won't force him to miss anymore games.