Sweet relief! Gsellman leads Mets to 4-2 win over Brewers
- Author: Larry Hoffman May 31, 2017,
May 31, 2017, 3:13
Gsellman allowed just three hits in evening his record at 3-3.
He also drew a bases-loaded walk in the sixth from reliever Rob Scahill, the eighth for NY this season after totalling three previous year.
Tyler Pill put up a sub-2.00 ERA in the most hitter-friendly league on the planet, so it seems appropriate he will make his first major league start Tuesday night against one of the best offensive teams in the majors.
Most Mets fans were curious at Terry Collins' decision to pull Gsellman after six innings, and only 84 pitches.
The New York Mets will look to keep their momentum going after winning 3 of their last 4 games, including Monday's series opener.
The Mets will hope Pill can provide some steadiness out of the fifth spot in the rotation when the right-hander takes the mound in the second game of a four-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field. Cabrera, however, quickly made amends with a single to start New York's three-run fifth. "But I know one thing, he stepped up when he knew he had to hit left-handed pitching and worked hard at it".
"I just want to pitch, " said Gsellman, who is 3-3 with a 5.75 ERA. Addison Reed had a shaky 9th, but closed it down for his 7th save of the year. Zach Davies takes the mound for Milwaukee opposed by Tyler Pill for NY. Gsellman also struck out five Brewers. The last time he faced the Brewers, he lasted just four innings allowing five runs on six hits. He boasts with a 1.42 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 19 innings.
Eric Thames, who started in left field, remained mired in a deep slump.
"That's what we certainly anticipated coming out of (spring training in) Florida - good starts out of our starters", Mets manager Terry Collins said. Rivera crouched in pain and was checked by a trainer after getting hit on the right wrist by a pitch from Scahill. Davies is 2-0 with a 4.41 ERA in three career starts against NY, including an 11-4 win over Gsellman on May 13 at Miller Park.