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Brandon Nimmo Getting Into The Swing
I asked Brandon Nimmo if he had a few minutes to spare at some point before the game against the Hudson Valley Renegades on Sunday. He said, “when?” I said, “you tell me, anytime your available.” He turned around and caught the eye of his hitting coach Bobby Malek who simply nodded, and Nimmo turned back to me and said, “I have time now.” Here’s the rest of what transpired:
Petey: I’m talking to Brandon Nimmo. It’s July 1st, 2012, it’s hot as heck out here in Wappingers Falls, New York, at “The Dutch,” Dutchess Stadium. Brandon last night man, a really exciting game, a big win for you guys over Aberdeen. And you were the turning point, with your game-winning grand-slam in the seventh inning, can you tell us a little bit about the at-bat?
Brandon: Well you know I just went up there and trying to be aggressive. My teammates put me in a great position. Nelfi and Sabol and the guys in front of me they really had great at-bats, drew two walks, and of
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Brandon Nimmo Getting Into The Swing
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Citi Field (Flushing, NY)
N.Y. Mets (44-37) «13020302x11150
W: J. Niese (7-3) L: V. Worley (4-5)
HR: PHI - C. Ruiz (12) NYM - D. Wright (10)
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Philadelphia Phillies (36-46) vs. New York Mets (44-37)
Cliff Lee (0-5, 4.13) vs. Chris Young (2-1, 3.30)
Time: 1:10, Citi Field
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