Brandon Nimmo was penciled in to leadoff and man center field for the Mets on Tuesday night, but then he was scratched as the team announced neck stiffness sat him down.
After Tuesday's dramatic 6-5 victory, Nimmo said that he'll have an MRI on Wednesday and that his neck stiffness from earlier this season never totally went away.
"I'm a little bit concerned about it, but we're hoping that we'll find some answers tomorrow," Nimmo said. "It's been going off and on since really Philadelphia.
"I came in with it today and was trying to see if I could play, but it didn't work out."
Nimmo was looking to get back on the right track tonight in Flushing, as he is hitting .182 (2-for-11) with one RBI in his last seven games. May hasn't seen his best at the plate overall, with a .136/.304/.205 slash line with three doubles and and five RBi over 16 games.
This isn't the first time Nimmo has been hit with neck stiffness this season. Back on April 16 against the Phillies, he has quickly taken out in the first inning after suffering the same ailment.
It took the outfielder a few days with rest and muscle relaxers to return to the lineup, with an IL stint under question at the time.