The New York Mets offense could be easily described in one word this season: Inconsistent. From Pete Alonso's struggles to Jeff McNeil's gigantic step back offensively there has been massive disappointment amongst many of the Mets' key contributors this season, which has led to their poor record to this point in the season.
One player who has been immune to those struggles for the most part of the season has been centerfielder Brandon Nimmo. Nimmo has done as much as he can this season both offensively and defensively to live up to the 8-year $162 million deal he signed this offseason with the Mets. However, things have taken a bit of a turn over the last several weeks for Nimmo offensively.
Brandon Nimmo's struggles in July have to concern the Mets brass of a potential prolonged slump
Every month of the season Nimmo's collective monthly batting average has dropped as he hit .330 in March/April, then dipped to .267 in May, dipped again to .255 in June, and now he's barely hitting above .100 in the month of July. While his overall production numbers for the year such as his home runs and RBIs look good on paper, it's a bit concerning watching his performance over the month of July.
While Nimmo is on pace this season to break his career-best number of 17 home runs, the power hasn't dipped this month as he already has 3 home runs in July, but he hasn't been able to do much else at the plate. It's also interesting to see that when Nimmo is on his A-game the Mets are at their best as he has a .310/.410/.512 slash line in Mets victories and a .213/.311/.372 line in Mets losses this season.
As the rest of the Mets' key pieces continue to go through what seems like a season-long slump at the plate, the organization can ill-afford to have Brandon Nimmo struggle offensively for a prolonged stretch as he currently has in the month of July. Nimmo did a nice job of breaking an 0-9 skid with an RBI double last night. If this team wants to hold on to their slim playoff chances that they still have they need Brandon Nimmo at his best at the plate.