For nine days in October, three things were certaint: the sun would come up, it would go back down -- and Mets outfield prospect Brandon Nimmo would reach base.
On the 10th day, Arizona residents had to settle for watching sunrise and sunset.
Nimmo had reached base safely via a hit or walk in his first nine Arizona Fall League games before having the streak snapped with an 0-for-5 on Oct. 21. Nimmo is 10-for-36 (.278) with a .395 on-base percentage and three doubles.
Nimmo batted .278 with a .394 OBP, 10 home runs and 14 stolen bases in 127 games with Single-A Advanced St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton in 2014. The 13th overall draft pick in 2011, Nimmo has a career .387 OBP in 316 minor-league games.
Nimmo is one of seven Mets playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the AFL.
Shortstop Matt Reynolds, who finished the 2014 season with the Mets' Triple-A affiliate, is just 6-for-28 (.214) following an 0-for-6 start in the AFL, but he's walked seven times and has a .371 OBP. Reynolds also has two doubles, a triple and a home run. Second baseman L.J. Mazzilli is 5-for-20 (.250) in six games with a .400 OBP, a double and a triple.
Mets righthander Julian Hilario has a 1.86 ERA and nine strikeouts in 9.2 innings (five games) though the rest of New York's contingent has struggled: Dario Alvarez has a 6.48 ERA in five games, Paul Sewald has a 9.82 ERA in four games and Rob Whalen has a 13.50 ERA in two games.