3 Mets players who deserve credit for the series win over the Dodgers

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After sweeping the Oakland Athletics, the New York Mets came to Los Angeles on a four-game winning streak. They looked to carry that momentum as they prepared to face a Dodgers team that might not be quite as formidable as they have been in the past, but they're still the Dodgers. They find a way to win.

The Mets stood up to the tough challenge and wound up taking two of three. Both of the games they won felt improbable at times, but the Mets pulled out an important series win.

The Mets wouldn't be heading to San Francisco with five series wins in six attempts without these three players.

1) NY Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo is as hot as he's ever been right now

Brandon Nimmo got off to a slow start this season after inking an eight-year deal to remain a Met. He was drawing a ton of walks, but was hitting just .188 after the second game of the Padres series. Since then, he has 16 hits in 31 at-bats. He has 13 hits in 26 at-bats on this road trip. He's absolutely on fire.

In the first game of this series in Los Angeles, Nimmo recorded three hits in five at-bats including a double. He scored a run, and played a big role in the Mets victory.

The second game of the series saw Nimmo go hitless in four at-bats, but he deserved much better. He reached on an error after hitting a 102.5 mph line drive to right. He had a 98.5 mph lineout in the third, and a 101.9 mph lineout in the sixth. All three liners came off of Clayton Kershaw, a guy the rest of the Mets lineup couldn't do anything against.

The finale of this series was when Nimmo was at his best, as he recorded his second career five-hit game. He hit his first home run of the season to give the Mets a 2-1 lead, and hit four other singles. He scored two runs.

Nimmo was the catalyst, and it's hard to envision the team winning the third game in particular without him.