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Mets Winter Meetings Preview 00:04:08
The Mets Hot Stove crew breaks down which players the Mets should prioritize at the Winter Meetings in Florida this week.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said starting pitching is not one of New York's major priorities heading into the MLB Winter Meetings despite the fact their rotation had the 27th-ranked ERA as a team last year.

"I'd say that, as it stands right now, [starting pitching] would probably be fourth on a list of three," Alderson told reporters on Sunday, indicating the team is instead focusing on bolstering the bullpen, adding a bat to the lineup and solidifying its situation at first base and in the outfield.

Mets starters went 49-64 last season with a 5.14 ERA, which was the second-worst among all National League teams. They combined to throw the fourth-fewest innings among all 30 teams.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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Syndergaard (34), Matz (32) and deGrom (48) during national anthem at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Syndergaard (34), Matz (32) and deGrom (48) during national anthem at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Michelle Ioannou, MetsBlog | TwitterThe Mets have not put acquiring a starting pitcher at the top of their list, according to multiple reports. This is a bit of a tough pill to swallow after last season -- when the Mets went in banking on their starters, talking about World Series contention because of their starters… and then all of their starters (minus Jacob deGrom) went down during the season.

Having a new, solid starter coming into 2018 would only be beneficial - we need more reliability than just deGrom.

But let's remember that there have been several times where reports tell us one thing, and the Mets do something else (ie hiring Mickey Callaway when everyone else thought Kevin Long or Alex Cora was going to get the job)...

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Michelle Ioannou
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Hot Stove: Wheeling and Dealing 00:09:33
The Mets Hot Stove crew try to fill the GM's shoes and explain who they would trade for this offseason, who they would deal away and why.

One trade the Mets should make this offseason was pitched by each member of the panel on Mets Hot Stove on Monday night on SNY.

Perhaps the most interesting suggestion came from Gary Apple, who said the Mets should trade LHP Steven Matz, INF Wilmer Flores, and INF prospect Luis Guillorme to the Marlins for 2B Dee Gordon.

Gordon, 29, hit .308/.341/.375 with 60 stolen bases for the Marlins this past season, and was worth 3 DRS at second base. 

Tags: Robert Gsellman, Wilmer Flores
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New York Mets starting pitcher Robert Gsellman pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the fifth inning at SunTrust Park. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Robert Gsellman pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the fifth inning at SunTrust Park. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets appear most willing to deal Wilmer Flores, Brandon Nimmo, Kevin Plawecki, Seth Lugo, Robert Gsellman, Rafael MonteroDominic Smith, and most of their top prospects, according to what MLB insiders told me at the end of the GM Meetings.

However, though they may all have "value," SNY contributor Andy Martino wrote earlier this week that the Mets remain reluctant to move most of the above names.

According to multiple reports, Sandy Alderson is aiming to add a new second baseman, back-end reliever, a first baseman that can play outfield, and possibly, a reliable veteran starting pitcher. However, he may have only $30-40 million to spend on acquisitions, which would mean possibly dealing big-league talent to fill a need and/or free up money to spend on free agents.

"There is an assumption on the part of most clubs that we are not going to trade Jacob deGrom or a Noah Syndergaard," Alderson added during a talk with reporters this week at the GM Meetings.

Tags: Robert Gsellman, Matthew Cerrone
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Juan Lagares (left) steals second while Dee Gordon waits for the throw during the seventh inning. (AP)
Juan Lagares (left) steals second while Dee Gordon waits for the throw during the seventh inning. (AP)

Orlando, Fla. - Mets GM Sandy Alderson is set to report to these GM meetings Monday morning. Here, he will have his first opportunity of the offseason to chat in person with his counterparts from rival teams and see if he can lay groundwork for trades. However, Mets people know they will have to get creative in order to pull off an impact deal. because the way this roster is constructed, trading won't be easy...

The Mets are seeking a late-inning reliever, a second baseman, a corner infielder or strict first baseman, and possibly a back-end starting pitcher. Free agency will be the easiest route to fill as many of those needs as possible, because the team knows that its farm system lacks the type of high-end trading chips Alderson had a few years ago (and even then he tended to hold onto his prospects).

The Mets have players on their major league roster that would bring back value, but I'm told they are highly reluctant to move most of them...

Tags: Amed Rosario, Dominic Smith, Jacob deGrom, Juan Lagares, Matt Harvey, Robert Gsellman, Steven Matz
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Sep 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) looks on from the dugout after being taken out of the game after giving up six runs against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Sep 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) looks on from the dugout after being taken out of the game after giving up six runs against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

As the Mets cleaned out their lockers after the regular season, RHP Jacob deGrom showed up with a new look: short hair.

DeGrom told GQ last year it took "a little over a year" to grow out his hair.

He said he gets a haircut only "a couple times a year," while Noah Syndergaard typically cuts his hair every two months.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman
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The Mets (68-90) play their final home game of the season as they face the Atlanta Braves (71-86) on Wednesday night at 7:10 at Citi Field.

The Mets have gone 36-44 this season at Citi Field. The last time they had 36 or fewer wins at home was 2013, when they went 33-48.

Who is starting for the Mets?

RHP Robert Gsellman (5.38 ERA/5.02 FIP, 1.52 WHIP), who allowed six runs (five earned) on four hits while walking three and striking out four in 5.0 innings against the Nationals last Friday.

Gsellman has 78 strikeouts in 113 2/3 innings (21 starts, three relief appearances) this season.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Mets 1B Dominic Smith said he is looking forward to coming back stronger and more consistent in 2018 and that it's been "a blast" playing alongside SS Amed Rosario, who he said is his best friend on the team.

Smith, speaking during a Q&A with fans from the Mets' Twitter account, also answered lots of off-beat questions.

He wouldn't weigh in on the "feud" between Noah Syndergaard and Mr. Met -- instead pleading the fifth -- but said Jacob deGrom had the best hair on the team -- beating out Syndergaard and Robert Gsellman.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Dominic Smith, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman
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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:17
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 7-6 win over the Washington Nationals.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Travis d'Arnaud homered twice and drove in four runs and Nori Aoki went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, including the go-ahead double in the fifth inning as the Mets rallied from a 6-1 deficit. Asdrubal Cabrera keyed New York's five-run fifth with a two-run single and finished 2-for-2 with two walks.

2) After allowing four runs during his first blown save as a Met on Tuesday, AJ Ramos allowed a walk and a single in the ninth before he was replaced by Josh Smoker with runners at the corners and one out. Aoki's diving catch in right was the only out he recorded.

Tags: Robert Gsellman, Travis d'Arnaud
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 (AP)
(AP)

Jacob deGrom's start on Friday will be pushed to Sunday after he dealt with nausea/an upset stomach on Wednesday, the Mets said Thursday.

DeGrom was treated at the ballpark in Miami on Wednesday before returning to New York with the team.

Robert Gsellman wil start in deGrom's place on Friday, with Matt Harvey pitching on Saturday.

Mets SS Amed Rosario was briefly hospitalized earlier this week due to a stomach issue that he said was due to an undercooked meal.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Robert Gsellman
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New York Mets starting pitcher Robert Gsellman pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the fifth inning at SunTrust Park. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Robert Gsellman pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the fifth inning at SunTrust Park. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)

Mets RHP Robert Gsellman gave up one unearned run in seven innings during Sunday's 5-1 win against the Braves at SunTrust Park in Atlanta.

Gsellman, who entered Sunday with a 5.58 ERA and had allowed three or more runs in seven of his last eight starts, shut down the Braves, retiring 19 of the first 22 batters he faced.

"He's a competitive guy, an outstanding athlete and he's being challenged by something right now," manager Terry Collins said. "He hasn't the kind of year that we anticipated or he anticipated and he's got to show us he can be one of those guys again, and today he showed us he could."

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Robert Gsellman
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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 9/17 00:02:22
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 5-1 win over the Atlanta Braves.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about today's game...

1) Robert Gsellman took a shutout into the seventh inning and finished by allowing an unearned run on three hits and no walks. The right-hander struck out three, didn't walk a batter and fell victim to consecutive errors in the seventh by Amed Rosario which set up the Braves' run.

2) Nori Aoki went 3-for-4 with a triple and a walk and scored the game's opening run on Jose Reyes' first-inning triple. The Mets loaded the bases with one out in the first against Julio Teheran and added a second tally on Rosario's groundout. 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Robert Gsellman
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

While listing the Top 25 pending free agents and guessing where they might sign, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports had the Mets connected to just two players -- 3B Todd Frazier, who he ranked 18th, and LHP CC Sabathia, who he ranked 19th.

Part of Heyman's predictions for where the top free agents might end up were sourced, where others appeared to be guesses (informed or otherwise).

Heyman did not have the Mets as potential landing spots for starting pitchers Jake Arrieta, Yu Darvish, Alex Cobb, or Lance Lynn, or relievers Wade Davis or Greg Holland.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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Sep 12, 2017; Gsellman (65) pitches against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Credit: Gorski-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 12, 2017; Gsellman (65) pitches against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Credit: Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Mets starting pitcher Robert Gsellman walked a career-high five batters, allowed five hits and gave up four runs in just four innings Tuesday night during a loss to the Cubs.

"Tonight I had too many walks, which is frustrating, and that just can't happen up here," Gsellman said after the game. "I always have confidence when I take the mound. It's just a matter of if I can repeat my mechanics. Today, it was pretty bad. I've just got to watch video, and keep working on it."

In his three starts before last night, Gsellman lost three times, and had a 2.87 ERA and 1.57 WHIP, while striking out just six batters in 15 2/3 innings...

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:02:30
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 8-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about today's game...

1) The Mets took a 1-0 lead in the fourth, but it would be short-lived. The Cubs pounced on Robert Gsellman in the bottom half of the inning, scoring four runs -- including a two-out homer by Kris Bryant.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Josh Smoker, Robert Gsellman, Tommy Milone
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Carig on Gsellman's future 00:03:46
Marc Carig joins Steve Gelbs on Mets First Pitch to talk about what Robert Gsellman's spot start means for him and the Mets.

In his first start after returning from Triple-A, Robert Gsellman allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and one walk, while striking out four batters in six innings while earning the win against the Phillies. 

"I thought I was very aggressive tonight," he later said. "I was just throwing the ball where I wanted, just going off all my pitches down in the zone and I got ground balls that I liked -- weak contact."

Gsellman pitched five scoreless innings until the Phillies tagged him for three runs in the sixth. He gave up a two-run homer to Nick Williams, but worked out of further trouble. He was awarded with a complete game after the game was called in the bottom of the sixth due to heavy rain...

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 9/6 00:03:55
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 6-3 win over the Phillies.

 

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Travis d'Arnaud a two-run homer and singled and Brandon Nimmo drove in two runs on a pair of sacrifice flies as the Mets scored three times in the first en route to opening up a 6-0 lead. Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI. Robert Gsellman helped himself with a run-scoring single.

Tags: Robert Gsellman, Travis d'Arnaud
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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 9/6 00:03:55
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 6-3 win over the Phillies.

 

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Travis d'Arnaud a two-run homer and singled and Brandon Nimmo drove in two runs on a pair of sacrifice flies as the Mets scored three times in the first en route to opening up a 6-0 lead. Asdrubal Cabrera went 3-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI. Robert Gsellman helped himself with a run-scoring single.

Tags: Robert Gsellman, Travis d'Arnaud
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Alderson watches players take batting practice in Port St. Lucie, Fla (Credit: Jeff Roberson / Associated Press)
Alderson watches players take batting practice in Port St. Lucie, Fla (Credit: Jeff Roberson / Associated Press)

MLB teams are now allowed to promote any player who's on their 40-man roster to the majors. Typically, in the case of non-contending teams like the Mets, organizations wait to promote people until after their minor league affiliates finish their respective seasons.

At that point, teams promote players already on the roster to add depth and guys that will soon have to be added to the 40-man roster due to their Rule 5 Draft eligibility.

Here are 10 players that will be talked about being promoted, only some of which will actually get the call during the next month.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Jose Reyes, Kevin Plawecki, Robert Gsellman, Travis d'Arnaud, Matthew Cerrone
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Aug 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo (67) pitches in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Aug 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo (67) pitches in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

Mets RHP Robert Gsellman was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas and RHP Seth Lugo has been activated, according to multiple reports.

RHP Kevin McGowan, who has allowed one run in one and 1/3 innings for the Mets this season, will be the team's 26th man on Sunday, 

Gsellman was optioned after allowing six runs in just four innings in the Mets' loss to the Nationals. He allowed nine hits, walked two batters, and struck out one. Gsellman fell to 5-6 with a 5.60 ERA this season for the Mets.

Tags: Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo
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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:17
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets? 9-4 loss to the Washington Nationals.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about today's game...

1) Robert Gsellman allowed four runs in the first aided by his own error and an ill-advised throw home by Amed Rosario. All told, the right-hander was charged with six runs -- two earned -- on nine hits and two walks with one strikeout in four innings.

2) Wilmer Flores went 4-for-4 with three RBIs and fell a triple shy of completing the cycle. Juan Lagares had an RBI single while Jose Reyes and Kevin Plawecki collected two hits apiece.

Tags: Robert Gsellman, Wilmer Flores
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Aug 18, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Wilmer Flores (4) hits an RBI single against the Miami Marlins during the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Aug 18, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Wilmer Flores (4) hits an RBI single against the Miami Marlins during the third inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Mets (56-71) play the second game of a four-game set against the Nationals (76-50) in Washington, D.C. on Saturday at 4:05 p.m. on SNY.

Who is starting tonight for the Mets

RHP Jacob deGrom (3.49 ERA/3.61 FIP, 1.18 WHIP), who allowed five runs on 10 hits while walking none and striking out eight in 6 1/3 innings this past Sunday against the Marlins.

DeGrom also allowed five runs during his prior start, against the Yankees on Aug. 15. He had allowed nine runs over his previous six starts (40 1/3 innings).

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Gsellman (65) looks over his shoulder leaving the mound ay Citi Field. Credit: AP Photo, Kathy Willens
Gsellman (65) looks over his shoulder leaving the mound ay Citi Field. Credit: AP Photo, Kathy Willens

Mets RHP Robert Gsellman limited the Diamondbacks to one run on five hits in 6 and 1/3 innings Monday night. It was his second start since returning from a hamstring injury.

Arizona's only run against Gsellman came in the fourth inning when J.D. Martinez hit an RBI single. The Mets eventually tied the game, which took Gsellman off the hook for the loss.

Gsellman, who is starting in place of the injured Seth Lugo, has allowed a total of three runs in his last two starts. He allowed two earned runs in 5 and 1/3 innings against the Yankees last week in his first outing since June.

"I'm very comfortable out there right now," Gsellman said after Monday night's performance "I'm just going out and pitching."

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:22
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 3-2 loss to the Diamondbacks on Monday night.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Erik Goeddel allowed a two-run homer to A.J. Pollock in the 10th inning to lift the Diamondbacks. Jerry BlevinsPaul Sewald and AJ Ramos had combined to strike out four over 3 2/3 hitless innings prior Goeddel's appearance.

2) Yoenis Cespedes tied the game with a bases-loaded single in the seventh inning. Asdrubal Cabrera was thrown out at the plate on a perfect throw by Diamondbacks' left fielder David Peralta. Michael Conforto hit his 27th home run of the year leading off the bottom of the 10th.

Tags: Michael Conforto, Robert Gsellman, Yoenis Cespedes
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Alderson comments on Gsellman 00:00:45
Sandy Alderson reacts to Robert Gsellman's recent comments when Gsellman stated that he doesn't care what Alderson says about him.

The Yankees scored three runs in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday night against Robert Gsellman, who threw a wild pitch, walked three batters and gave up four hits, including a 457-foot home run by Aaron Judge that landed in the third deck above left field.

Nevertheless, Mets manager Terry Collins said after the game that Gsellman will get another start next week, most likely at home against the Diamondbacks.

Gsellman was making his return from a hamstring injury to start in place of Seth Lugo, who was put back on the disabled list earlier this week with pain in his pitching shoulder. According to multiple reports, had Lugo not been injured, Gsellman would have remained in Triple-A, where he had been struggling to perform during his rehab assignment.

"I think he ran out of gas," Collins said about Gsellman's start Wednesday. "I thought he was fine. His changeup was outstanding. The ball had good sink."

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Following Wednesday's game against the Yankees, RHP Robert Gsellman apologized for his recent comments toward GM Sandy Alderson. 

Alderson had expressed displeasure on Wednesday with Gsellman's recent remarks, which were in response to the GM saying Gsellman needed to pitch better before returning to the majors. Gsellman had initially said, "I don't care," but went back on those words after Wednesday's start. 

"I definitely need to pitch better," Gsellman told reporters. "I really care, it's my job so I definitely care. I apologized to Sandy for saying that and we talked it out." 

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Jul 4, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo (67) throws a pitch to a Washington Nationals batter in the second inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Patrick McDermott-USA TODAY Sports (Patrick McDermott)
Jul 4, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo (67) throws a pitch to a Washington Nationals batter in the second inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Patrick McDermott-USA TODAY Sports (Patrick McDermott)

Seth Lugo is not on the disabled list for reasons related to his elbow, Mets GM Sandy Alderson emphatically told reporters today at Citi Field.

"This is about his shoulder," he repeated.

Lugo missed the first 10 weeks of this season recovering from a sore elbow related to his ulnar collateral ligament.

Tags: Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo
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 (Wendell Cruz)
(Wendell Cruz)

With their loss to the Dodgers on Sunday night, the Mets fell to 49-60, dropping to 11 games under .500 for the first time since July 5, 2014, which was their low-water mark that season.

"We were overmatched," Mets Manager Terry Collins told reporters after Sunday night's game. "They outplayed us in every facet of the game. They obviously hit better than us, they pitched better than us. When you're hitting home runs you don't have to steal too much, you don't have to run the bases very often. You just have to jog. They did that more than us too."

The Mets, who were shut out by the Dodgers on Friday night and Sunday night, managed just two baserunners on Sunday (via one hit and one walk).

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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New York Mets starting pitcher Robert Gsellman (65) delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)
New York Mets starting pitcher Robert Gsellman (65) delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)

Robert Gsellman allowed six runs in 2 and 2/3 innings on Sunday in his third rehab start for Double-A Binghamton.

In his last start on August 1, Gsellman pitched three scoreless innings, allowing two hits while striking out two. On Juy 27, he allowed a run on three hits in just two thirds of an inning.

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Lagares, Gsellman begin rehab 00:00:16
Juan Lagares and Robert Gsellman begin their rehab stints at Double-A Binghamton

Juan Lagares and Robert Gsellman played for Double-A Binghamton on Tuesday night as part of their rehab assignments.

Lagares played five innings in centerfield and went 2-for-3 with a run scored. It was his first rehab game since undergoing surgery in June for a fractured thumb. Lagares is hitting .269 with two home runs, five doubles, and a triple in 47 games for the Mets this season.

Gsellman started and pitched three scoreless innings, allowing two hits while striking out two. He is recovering from a hamstring injury that him on the disable list in late June.

Tags: Juan Lagares, Robert Gsellman
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 (Steve Mitchell)
(Steve Mitchell)

Mets RHP Robert Gsellman, who has been out since June 28 due to a hamstring injury, began a rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton on Thursday, allowing one run on three hits while walking one and striking out one in 2/3 of an inning.

Gsellman left his start on June 27 against the Marlins in the fourth inning after suffering a left hamstring strain while running to first base.

The 24-year-old Gsellman has a 6.16 ERA and 1.62 WHIP and has allowed 97 hits while sgtriking out 57 and walking 26 in 76.0 innings (14 starts, three relief appearances) this season.

He had a 2.42 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 44 2/3 innings (seven starts, one relief appearance) in 2016, during what was his rookie season.

Tags: Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Zack Wheeler
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JRSportBrief: Wheeler down 00:01:28
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR demands that the Mets make changes after news of Zack Wheeler's arm injury.

Mets RHP Zack Wheeler has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a stress reaction in his right arm, the team announced Monday.

"I sort of expected bumps in the road coming back this year," Wheeler, who missed the previous two seasons due to Tommy John surgery, told reporters on Monday. "It's just unfortunate because everything else feels awesome -- elbow, shoulder, everything feels great. And that's why it's so frustrating for me. The surgery repair feels great. This is something stupid and small that I can't help. I just want to go out there and pitch, but this is holding me back for a bit."

Wheeler said only the bone was irritated as opposed to a fracture. The team has not yet given a timetable for when Wheeler would return, however Wheeler told reporters he would take matters slowly.

Tags: Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Zack Wheeler
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Feb 17, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; A general view of the catchers gear of New York Mets catcher Rene Rivera (not pictured) on the field during spring training workouts at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Feb 17, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; A general view of the catchers gear of New York Mets catcher Rene Rivera (not pictured) on the field during spring training workouts at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

Mets LHP David Peterson, the team's first-round pick in the 2017 draft, was ranked New York's No. 3 prospect in Baseball America's midseason top 10 and in MLB.com's midseason prospect rankings.

Shortstop Amed Rosario, who was ranked MLB.com's No. 2 overall prospect and Baseball America's No. 4 overall prospect, was ranked the organization's top prospect by both outlets.

First baseman Dominic Smith was ranked the No. 2 prospect by both outlets, the No. 41 overall by MLB.com and No. 49 overall by Baseball America. RHP Justin Dunn was ranked fourth in the organization (No. 100 overall by Baseball America).

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Robert Gsellman
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New York Mets assistant general manager John Ricco speakers to the media before a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell)
New York Mets assistant general manager John Ricco speakers to the media before a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell)

Mets assistant general manager John Ricco told reporters Wednesday that he and the Mets are still confident with the team's strength and conditioning staff.

Pitcher Robert Gsellman is latest player to land on the 10-day disabled list after suffering a hamstring strain while running to first base during Tuesday's game. Ricco believes it doesn't make sense to look at all the injuries as one major trend the team is facing. 

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Jun 27, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Robert Gsellman (65) throws in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Jun 27, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Robert Gsellman (65) throws in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

The Mets have placed RHP Robert Gsellman (hamstring) on the 10-day disabled list and recalled INF Matt Reynolds from Triple-A Las Vegas, the team announced prior to Wednesday's game against the Marlins in Miami.

Mets manager Terry Collins said Reynolds was en route from Triple-A Las Vegas and was expected to arrive in time for the game.

Gsellman left Tuesday night's game against the Marlins in the fourth inning after suffering a left hamstring strain while running to first base.

Gsellman was trying to reach base on a grounder and accelerated as he ran down the line, but appeared to hobble before crossing the base. He was then removed from the game.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:00
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 6-3 loss to the Marlins on Tuesday night in Miami

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Neil RamirezJerry Blevins and some poor defense by Lucas Duda and Wilmer Flores led to three Marlins runs in the seventh. Ichiro Suzuki snapped a 3-3 tie with a pinch-hit RBI single and Christian Yelich third hit drove in a pair.

2) Robert Gsellman allowed three runs in the first but left after injuring his left hamstring trying to beat out a groundball in the fourth. The right-hander was charged with three runs on five hits while striking out four in three innings.

Tags: Curtis Granderson, Robert Gsellman
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The Mets (34-41) open a three-game set against the Marlins (34-40) at Marlins Park in Miami on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY. 

The Mets swept the Giants in a three-game series over the weekend in San Francisco.

Who is starting today for the Mets?

RHP Robert Gsellman (6.04 ERA/5.28 FIP, 1.62 WHIP) who suffered his second straight loss in his last start against the Dodgers. He was lit up for eight runs, seven earned on nine hits including four homers in 4.1 innings. 

This will be Gsellman's fourth appearance against the Marlins this season. He has a 6.14 ERA in 14.2 innings pitched. His last start came at home where he earned the win in 5.0 innings. 

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Jul 17, 2016; Syndergaard (34), Matz (32) and deGrom (48) during national anthem at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 17, 2016; Syndergaard (34), Matz (32) and deGrom (48) during national anthem at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets have been hurt by injuries up and down the lineup, and by consistent ineptitude in the field, but the more significant culprit is clearly their pitching.

It wasn't supposed to be this way. Even with an injury-plagued rotation, the 2016 Mets surpassed expectations and ranked as one of the top staffs in the league. With nearly all of last year's successful hurlers returning (Bartolo Colon, who is struggling mightily in Atlanta this year, being the lone exception), reasonable projections anticipated similar results, even if not quite up to 2016's exceptional standards.

Instead, Mets fans have watched nothing short of an unmitigated disaster unfold in the rotation, one start at a time...

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Maggie Wiggin
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Jun 20, 2017; Gsellman (65) walks to the dugout at Dodger Stadium. Credit: Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 20, 2017; Gsellman (65) walks to the dugout at Dodger Stadium. Credit: Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Gsellman allowed four home runs and suffered his second straight defeat as the Mets lost, 12-0, to the Dodgers late Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

Gsellman allowed eight runs, seven earned, on nine hits in 4 and 1/3 innings.

"You've got Gsellman, who lives and dies with ground balls, and they are hitting balls over the fence in the first inning," manager Terry Collins lamented after the game. "It just tells you movement is not there, he's location is not there."

It marked the second consecutive time he allowed at least six runs in an outing after he had not given up more than three runs since May 13.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 6/20 00:03:37
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 12-0 loss to the Dodgers.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Robert Gsellman became the second straight Mets starter to allow four runs in the first inning. Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger connected on two-run homers off Gsellman (5-5), who surrendered eight runs -- seven earned -- on nine hits and three walks in 4 1/3 innings.

2) Seager joined Washington's Anthony Rendon as players to homer three times in one game against New York this season. He finished with four hits and a career-high six RBIs. Bellinger went deep for the third time in two games and Yasmani Grandal also homered for the Dodgers, who have hit 13 roundtrippers in their last three games.

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The Mets (31-38) play Game 2 of a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers (45-26) at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday at 10:10 p.m. on SNY. 

The Mets lost the first game of the series, 10-6, as RHP Zack Wheeler was hit hard for his second consecutive start. He let up seven runs on eight hits, including three homers in two innings.    

Who is starting tonight for the Mets? 

RHP Robert Gsellman (5.29 ERA/ 4.85 FIP, 1.54 WHIP) who took the loss in his last start against the Nationals. He allowed a career-high seven runs on 11 hits in five innings. Gsellman had won his previous three starts. 

Gsellman owns a 6.33 ERA in road starts this season. 

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Jun 4, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Tyler Pill (56) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jun 4, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Tyler Pill (56) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Mets RHP Tyler Pill is heading to LA as he will likely be the starter for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers, per New York Post's Mike Puma. 

Puma noted Monday that the Mets will have RHP Rafael Montero start Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, since he pitched 3.2 innings on Monday, he won't be available. 

The Mets have not officially announced that Pill will be starting Wednesday. For now, Robert Gsellman will take the mound on Tuesday, Steven Matz on Thursday, Seth Lugo on Friday and Jacob deGrom on Saturday.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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Mets manager Terry Collins and pitcher Robert Gsellman discuss the Mets' lopsided 8-3 loss to the Nationals.

Mets rookie RHP Robert Gsellman let up a career-high seven runs and game up 10 hits during a loss to the Nationals at Citi Field on Thursday.

"They were just hitting the ball where the defense wasn't," Gsellman later said. "They had some hard-hit balls, but I can't take it back."

The Nationals entered the fifth inning with a one-run lead, but tacked on five runs to put the game out of reach in large part due to a triple by Daniel Murphy and a home run by Michael Taylor.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:23
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 8-3 loss to the Nationals at Citi Field.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Robert Gsellman allowed a season-high 11 hits, two walks and seven runs over five innings in his first loss since May 13. The right-hander yielded five runs in the fifth inning and surrendered six extra-base hits, including a pair of home runs.

2) Juan Lagares suffered a fractured left thumb attempting to make a diving catch in the fifth inning.

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The Mets (30-34) open a four-game series with the Nationals (39-26) at Citi Field on Thursday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

The Mets, who took two of three games from the Cubs at Citi Field earlier this week, have won five of their last six games. ... The Mets are in the middle of a 14-game stretch against teams that made the postseason in 2016 (Cubs, Nationals, Dodgers, Giants). ... The Mets have scored 49 first inning-runs this season -- tied for second-most in the majors.

Who is starting tonight for the Mets? 

RHP Robert Gsellman (4.95 ERA/4.27 FIP, 1.46 WHIP), who tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings while allowing three hits, walking two, and striking out four last Saturday against the Braves.

Gsellman has allowed six earned runs in his last four starts (25.0 innings). His 55.3 percent groundball rate this season is fourth-best in the majors...

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 (Frank Franklin II/AP)
(Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Mets will continue using a six-man rotation even though Matt Harvey will miss several weeks due to a shoulder injury, GM Sandy Alderson said on Thursday.

The rotation currently includes Jacob deGromZack WheelerRobert GsellmanSteven Matz, and Seth Lugo.

The Mets have not yet said who the sixth pitcher will be, but the expectation is that it will be Tyler Pill (currently with Triple-A Las Vegas) or Rafael Montero.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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New York Mets relief pitcher Seth Lugo delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals during a spring training game at First Data Field. (Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets relief pitcher Seth Lugo delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals during a spring training game at First Data Field. (Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets will conclude their series with the Braves on Sunday at 1:35 p.m. ET.

Seth Lugo will make his 2017 debut after recovering from a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament. In 17 games for the Mets last season, Lugo went 5-2 with a 2.67 ERA.

Jaime Garcia (2-4, 3.21 ERA) will start for the Braves. 

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, TJ Rivera, Yoenis Cespedes
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