Brandon Nimmo exited Tuesday's game against the Phillies in the bottom of the first inning with a stiff neck.
Nimmo walked off the Citizens Bank Park field with the team's trainer, Brian Chicklo, while grabbing his right shoulder. The Mets later announced it was actually Nimmo's neck that was bothering him. It's unclear what led to this discomfort.
It was a bad-news first inning for the Mets all around, as they fell behind 10-0 to the Phillies in the opening frame on the way to losing 14-3.
Nimmo had gotten off to a slow start to the 2019 campaign but seemed to get himself back on track at the plate in recent days.
With a hit in each of his last four games -- and seven hits total during that span -- Nimmo raised his batting average to .241 heading into Tuesday's game.
The 26-year-old currently sports a slash line of .241/.379/.463 with three home runs and eight RBIs.