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Bobby Wahl, not Brandon Nimmo, goes on disabled list

Bobby Wahl allowed two runs on two hits

Bobby Wahl allowed two runs on two hits in the third inning against the Reds on Aug. 7. Credit: Jim McIsaac

The Mets sent a player to the disabled list Friday, but not the one everyone expected.

Brandon Nimmo, who took a pitch to the left index finger in Game 1 of Thursday’s doubleheader, has no structural damage and is day-to-day. Nimmo, whose X-ray and MRI were clean, was examined by two hand specialists, both of whom gave him a clean bill of health. “It’s just a blow to the index finger and he’s going to play as tolerated,” Mickey Callaway said of Nimmo, who did not start Friday.

"I’ve kind of played around with [gripping a bat] just a little bit just to see where it’s at [and] it’s not great," said Nimmo, who classified his injury as a bone bruise. "I don’t really feel good even tying my shoes right now. That’s not great. But they said this thing can really surprise you in how quickly it gets better."

Righthanded reliever Bobby Wahl was put on the 10-day DL with a Grade 1 right hamstring strain, Callaway said.

Wahl hurt himself while trying to field a bunt in the sixth inning of Game 2, he said. “I felt something kind of grab at me,” Wahl said. “I thought I could pitch through it.”

Wahl — who was obtained from the A’s for Jeurys Familia — said that although he finished the inning, he felt his leg pull again when he tried to back up a double. He said he isn’t sure if this will spell the end of his season.

The Mets called up former Stony Brook lefthander Daniel Zamora, making Friday the first time the team has had two lefties in the bullpen. Zamora, an Eastern League All-Star, went 1-1 with two saves, a 3.48 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP in 40 games with Double-A Binghamton. Righties hit .157 against him and lefties batted .244. He had 69 strikeouts and 16 walks in 51 2⁄3 innings.

Zamora was impressive in his major-league debut Friday,  striking out two and walking one in 1 1⁄3 scoreless innings. “He’s been getting lefties and righties out,” Callaway said of Zamora, who pitched for Stony Brook in 2013 and 2015 and missed 2014 with a torn labrum. “Our internal guys and scouts really like him left on left, so we’re going to be able to run another lefthander out there in some big situations. It’ll be nice to have two lefties in the bullpen .<EN>.<EN>. [and] it sounds like he can throw two innings if he needs to.”

Little League-bound. The Mets and Phillies will play the final game of this five-game series Sunday night in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, home of the Little League World Series, as part of the second Little League Classic.

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