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.
It was one of those nights where Nimmo saw a beach ball when he was at the plate, and he knows they don't always come that easy.
"All I know is days like this you wish you could just bottle up and live in forever," he told SNY's Steve Gelbs after the game. "I mean, it seemed like everything I was hitting was getting on the barrel and everything was finding holes. It's just a day you got to enjoy."
As Gelbs pointed out, Nimmo only pulled one of his five hits, while the others were up the middle or to left field. Nimmo admitted he wasn't trying to go the other way, but rather went with where the pitches were thrown.
"I think it was just where the balls were tonight. Just kinda hit them where they were pitched. I think the focus has been more about just trying to barrel balls rather than go up there and try to muscle everything."
Manager Mickey Callaway has been impressed with how Nimmo has adjusted to the way pitchers have been throwing to him recently.
"He really has," Callaways said. "I think he's kinda found his stride. ...I think he's learning adjustments are necessary and he's making those adjustments."
Nimmo did admit he tried to adjust his swing when the thought of a homer would give him the cycle came about. But, after hitting a single in his last at-bat, he'll take the 5-for-5 night.
"Even though I didn't get a home run for the cycle, five hits in the big leagues is pretty amazing."
Nimmo has been on a hot streak in his past eight games, going 14-for-29 (.483) with 10 extra-base hits, seven RBI and 12 runs scored.