Tomas Nido is predicted to go back to the Mets on Tuesday, hoping his 2d activation off the injured listing from a sprained left thumb is going higher than the primary.
After his first time again lasted only one sport, Nido performed in a couple of rehab video games with Triple-A Syracuse over the weekend and answered neatly, making the catcher more likely to be activated on Tuesday in opposition to the Cardinals.
“He feels actually excellent from catching the 2 video games,” supervisor Luis Rojas mentioned sooner than Monday’s 7-Zero loss to St. Louis. “Simply swinging, hitting the ball, the thumb feels OK catching. He’s excellent.”
Nido, who went 3-for-7 at the rehab task, was once again at Citi Box on Monday taking batting follow all over a scheduled time without work. Patrick Mazeika has served because the Mets’ 2d catcher in his absence.
James McCann, in the meantime, began his 6th immediately sport at the back of the plate on Monday and went 0-for-Four with a strikeout. He was once coming off a productive collection in opposition to the Yankees during which he went 3-for-Nine with a double, triple, house run, six RBIs and 3 walks.
“It’s excellent to look Mac swinging like that. It’s the most efficient I’ve observed him swing,” Rojas mentioned. “He’s pulling the ball, he’s now not restricting himself to overtly hitting the ball to proper box the place I believe he will get in hassle occasionally. You spot him hit a pair foul balls and subsequent factor you already know he’s 1-2 and he’s struggling with. He’s now not pondering straightaway heart, and he’s ready to tug what he can pull and he is going the opposite direction when he can pass the opposite direction just like the sac fly [Sunday].”
“Excellent way presently,” Rojas mentioned. “The best way he’s swinging and different guys down there are swinging, they may be able to attach the highest [of the lineup] and the highest goes to come back with runners in scoring place or some site visitors.”
Noah Syndergaard threw a touch-and-feel bullpen on Monday and stays on target to stand hitters in reside batting follow later within the week. It is going to be his first time going through hitters since Aug. 26 — the primary day trip of his 2d rehab task getting back from Tommy John — and then he examined certain for COVID-19.
Jacob deGrom (elbow) persevered his throwing program from 90 toes Monday and can “most probably” growth to throwing off a mound this week, in line with Rojas. … Brandon Nimmo (hamstring) ran the bases and took batting follow as he continues looking to come again from the IL previous than anticipated.