– Heading into the SAL off-day Monday, Savannah Sand Gnats’ CF Brandon Nimmo is hitting .424/.513/.576 with five extra-base hits, 10 walks and 14 strikeouts in 80 plate appearances over 17 games. He’s leading the SAL in average, on-base percentage, hits (28), is tied for the league lead in triples (3) and runs scored (18) and is fourth in total bases. It’s a remarkable start for the 20-year old.
Nimmo told Adam Rubin at ESPNNY that he’s just on a hot streak.
“It’s baseball, so we’re going to go through cold streaks and hot streaks,” Nimmo said. “This is a hot streak right now. I’m going to go through a period where I’m not doing very well. We’re just going to try to keep this going as long as possible, just be consistent. But, yeah, there’s a reason people don’t hit .400 in baseball.”
– At Baseball America, Jim Callis says Rainy Lara was next on the list of next Mets out in the annual BA Handbook. Callis’ comment on Lara:
“he stands out most for his command of his 89-92 mph sinker. Scouts aren’t as enthused about his secondary offerings, however, and they aren’t in love with his long arm action.”
And on the Mets:
The strength of the Mets system is righthanded pitching.
– The Yankees hire goons to keep home fans quiet and deter them from jeering the Yankees when the team is on the road. Really?
– Finally, I thought I was covering a league lacrosse championship Sunday in Savannah for the Savannah Morning News. I was, but I was also covering a living memorial.