In the Mets exciting 5-3 win over the Braves in 12 innings, Robert Gsellman played the role of hero.
Gsellman threw two scoreless innings before scoring the game-winning run in the top of the 12th, hustling home from second base on a Yoenis Cespedes single to easily beat Nick Markakis' throw home.
Reporter: "Are you his father?"@Noahsyndergaard "Sometimes. Sometimes I have to be. Keep him in line."- SportsNet New York (@SNYtv) April 21, 2018
----@Noahsyndergaard on needing to reprimand @robgsellman for his comments saying he was the fastest pitcher on the team pic.twitter.com/vqbqBBH18J
After the game, feeling confident from the sprint, Gsellman anointed himself one of the fastest pitchers on the Mets. He even went out of his way to say that Noah Syndergaard "is not even close."
Syndergaard wasn't going to let that one by without a rebuttal.
"I'll have to reprimand him tonight," Syndergaard said when told of Gsellman's claim. "Put him in a corner. Let him sit there for a little bit, think about what he's done. Send him to his room. Take away his Christmas presents."
Gsellman, undeterred, continued his victory lap on Twitter.
Goodnight everyone- Robert Gsellman (@robgsellman) April 21, 2018
The Fastest Pitcher 🏃
Maybe they should settle this with a race? Please, make it happen.