Robert Gsellman allowed just three hits in six and 2/3 scoreless innings and earned his fifth victory of the year in the Mets' 6-1 win over the Braves in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader at SunTrust Park.
Gsellman (5-3) walked two batters and struck out four. He lowered his ERA to 4.95 on the season and has now limited his opponents to three runs or fewer in four consecutive starts.
"I was staying in attack-mode and making pitches like I did before," Gsellman said, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. "I was trying to pick up [Asdrubal Cabrera, who struggled at shortstop] and as a teammate I got to pick them up sometimes. After the first inning, I got it out of the way and I felt like I was cruising a little bit."
Fernando Salas allowed one run in relief, but Addison Reed pitched a five-out save, allowing no runs on just one hit while striking out two.