Brandon Nimmo
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New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo still has confidence in this team even as they find themselves 5.0 games back.

Regardless of how the New York Mets‘ season ends up, what a run it was for them in the second half of this season. They went from a squad full of concerns to a team still in it with 12 games left to play.

However, their playoff chances remain slim. After losing three of their last four games, New York is games back in the National League Wild Card race entering Tuesday’s slate of games. Despite the long path to travel in order to reach the playoffs, veteran outfielder Brandon Nimmo isn’t losing confidence in this club.

“I think right now, if I were speaking bluntly, I think we’re a team that not many teams want to face in the playoffs,” Nimmo said, per Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News. “But it’s just a fact of trying to get there. I like where we’re at. I think it’s about keeping this team together, as far as health for next year. I think the talent is here, it’s more just the consistency.”

Tuesday night in Colorado will only be Nimmo’s 58th game of this season. He’s dealt with injuries to his neck this year. Nimmo went down on May 22 and didn’t return until Sept. 1.

The Mets will need him, his bat, and his energy if they want to run the table in these final 12 games. Becuase they can’t afford many more losses if they have any hoping of sneaking into the Wild Card Game.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.