Red-hot Tomas Nido belts game-winning HR in Mets’ win

Tomas Nido is taking his new perform and working with it.

The Mets catcher, who has taken over nearly all of starting duties behind the plate currently from James McCann, continued to ship with the bat as he crushed a game-winning, two-run dwelling run in Tuesday’s 3-1 win over the Rockies at Citi Area.

“I can’t say I’m shocked as a result of I do know the laborious work I put in to make the most of no matter alternative I get to get out on the sector,” Nido acknowledged. “I’m ready for no matter they throw at me. I ready to be prepared it doesn’t matter what.”

Nido obtained right here to the plate within the sixth inning of a 1-1 sport, with one out and Dominic Smith on first. He had left the bases loaded in his earlier at-bat nevertheless didn’t miss his second likelihood to interrupt the tie, pouncing on a slider from Chi Chi Gonzalez and depositing it merely over the wall in left topic.

Tomas Nido celebrates with teammates after hitting a two-run homer in the Yankees' 3-1 win over the Rockies.
Tomas Nido celebrates with teammates after hitting a two-run homer within the Mets’ 3-1 win over the Rockies.
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It marked the third time within the closing week that Nido has come by means of with a go-ahead hit. He moreover recorded a game-winning homer within the ninth inning closing Tuesday in direction of the Braves, then had a pinch-hit, go-ahead, two-run single the next day.

Nido has now started 4 of the earlier 5 video video games at catcher and eight of the earlier 12. With the Mets shedding Pete Alonso to the injured file, they’ve found an answer to get McCann once more within the lineup as successfully, shifting him to first base for the first two begins of his profession there Monday and Tuesday.

With the elevated collaborating in time, Nido has come alive on the plate. In 13 video video games in Could, Nido is now batting 12-for-40 (.300) with two doubles, three dwelling runs and 9 RBIs.

“His confidence is excessive,” supervisor Luis Rojas acknowledged. “He doesn’t wish to do an excessive amount of to most likely earn the suitable to play the following day.”

Rojas acknowledged he spoke to Nido closing week about getting additional collaborating in time, which has led to him being calmer alongside together with his technique on the plate. Rojas was noncommittal about what his plan would seem like with Nido and McCann as quickly as Alonso returns, nevertheless acknowledged every are in good areas.

“I all the time knew I might hit,” Nido acknowledged. “There’s a pair issues I tweaked on my swing and it’s nonetheless a piece in progress. … [But] I do know what I’m able to and I simply gotta be assured in myself and be prepared for no matter alternative I get.”

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