NEW YORK (AP) Brandon Nimmo’s last walk-off home run came with Triple-A Las Vegas to end a 12-inning game in 2016. But current teammate Jay Bruce told him it only counts if you do it in the big leagues.
Nimmo launched a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning and the New York Mets got another dominant outing from All-Star Jacob deGrom in a 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.
It was New York’s third game-ending homer in the last six days. Jose Bautista beat Tampa Bay with a grand slam last Friday, and Mets walk-off record-holder Wilmer Flores connected Monday in the series opener against the Phillies.
”I just kind of blacked out, swung, closed my eyes and it just kind of worked out,” Nimmo said with a huge grin. ”Now I know how Flo feels all the time. Just trying to be like him.”
Amed Rosario, who had two of New York’s four hits, began the winning rally with a two-out double off Mark Leiter Jr. (0-1) – the first hit for the Mets since the fourth inning. Jose Reyes walked and Nimmo drove Leiter’s next pitch well over the wall in right-center for his first career walk-off RBIs.
Before his big home run, Nimmo was in a
Article source: https://www.foxsports.com/mlb/story/nimmo-mets-beat-phillies-3-0-in-10-after-latest-degrom-gem-071218
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