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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.

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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.

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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).

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Collins, Gsellman on loss 00:04:32
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)

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.

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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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Jun 10, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Robert Gsellman (65) pitchers against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports (Dale Zanine)
Jun 10, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Robert Gsellman (65) pitchers against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports (Dale Zanine)

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. 

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Collins and Mets on road win 00:06:16
Terry Collins, Robert Gsellman and Yoenis Cespedes discuss the Mets' 6-1 win over the Braves, the first game of a doubleheader.

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

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

1) Yoenis Cespedes hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to give the Mets a 6-1 cushion and finished 2-for-5 in his first game since April 27. The Braves intentionally walked Michael Conforto to load the bases following a hit batsman and a double.

2) Robert Gsellman allowed three hits and two walks with four strikeouts over 6 2/3 scoreless innings. He overcame a pair of Asdrubal Cabrera errors in the first and allowed more than two baserunners in a single frame only twice.

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Collins and Mets on road win 00:06:16
Terry Collins, Robert Gsellman and Yoenis Cespedes discuss the Mets' 6-1 win over the Braves, the first game of a doubleheader.

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

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

1) Yoenis Cespedes hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to give the Mets a 6-1 cushion and finished 2-for-5 in his first game since April 27. The Braves intentionally walked Michael Conforto to load the bases following a hit batsman and a double.

2) Robert Gsellman allowed three hits and two walks with four strikeouts over 6 2/3 scoreless innings. He overcame a pair of Asdrubal Cabrera errors in the first and allowed more than two baserunners in a single frame only twice.

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The Mets (25-33) will play a doubleheader with the Atlanta Braves on Saturday at SunTrust Park. The first game will begin at 1 p.m. on SNY, while the second game will begin at 6 p.m.

Yoenis Cespedes will return to the Mets and play his first game since landing on the disabled list on April 28. Steven Matz will make his debut after working his way back from left elbow inflammation. 

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The Inside Word: Mets rotation 00:04:00
Marc Carig and Steve Gelbs wonder if the Mets' consideration to use a six-man rotation will come to fruition and how it could help them.

The Mets will begin using a six-man rotation after their doubleheader against the Braves this coming Saturday, manager Terry Collins said on Friday.

The potential six-man rotation would include either Tyler Pill or Robert Gsellman, with the Mets considering 'many scenarios,' Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reported on Monday.

Steven Matz (elbow) and Seth Lugo (partially torn UCL) are set to return to the starting rotation on Saturday and Sunday respectively after missing the first two months of the season, joining a rotation that includes Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, and Zack Wheeler.

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Jun 3, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Robert Gsellman (65) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jun 3, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Robert Gsellman (65) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Robert Gsellman earned the win on Saturday after allowing two runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings against the Pirates, while Addison Reed pitched a six-out save to secure the win for the Mets.

Gsellman (4-3, 5.53 ERA) struck out six batters and walked two. He allowed runs in the second and third innings, but limited the damage thereafter despite throwing a season-high 109 pitches less than a week after he threw a then-season-high 105 pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Mets discuss win over Pirates 00:06:25
Terry Collins, Addison Reed and Robert Gsellman discuss the Mets' 4-2 win over Pittsburgh including Gsellman's start and Reed's 6 out save.

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

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

1) Robert Gsellman turned in his third consecutive solid outing after allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings. The 23-year-old scattered seven hits, walked two and struck out six but needed 109 pitches to get 16 outs.

2) Neil Walker hit a two-run homer in the first and Jay Bruce and Wilmer Flores also went deep to account for all of New York's runs. Walker also singled and walked while Lucas Duda stayed hot with a double and a single in four at-bats.

3) Fernando SalasJerry Blevins and Addison Reed combined for 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Salas relieved Gsellman (4-3) with runners at first and third and one out and kept Pittsburgh from scoring. Reed, who hadn't pitched since Tuesday, worked two innings for his eighth save in 10 opportunities. 

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Alderson with injury updates 00:00:56
Mets GM Sandy Alderson says the impending returns of Seth Lugo and Steven Matz means Robert Gsellman will likely head to the bullpen.

Mets pitchers Steven Matz and Seth Lugo will both make one more rehab start this week before they return to the majors.

Matz will start for Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday, while Lugo will start for Double-A Binghamton on Friday. 

When they return to the majors they will both be in the rotation, with Robert Gsellman likely moving to the bullpen, GM Sandy Alderson said on Monday.

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Mets' pitching depth to return 00:04:07
Steve Gelbs and Marc Carig discuss how the return of pitchers Steven Matz and Seth Lugo will affect the Mets' starting rotation and bullpen.

After a week of vagueness regarding injuries and estimated timetables for player returns, general manager Sandy Alderson was quite direct Monday in outlining the Mets' short-term plans regarding their pitching.

Steven Matz and Seth Lugo, both of whom made rehab starts on Sunday, will make one more appearance apiece in the minors before being activated from the disabled list and getting slotted into the rotation. And that leaves Robert Gsellman the odd-man out and headed to the bullpen...

Tags: Curtis Granderson, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
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May 29, 2017; Gsellman (65) hits a sacrifice fly at Citi Field. Credit: Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
May 29, 2017; Gsellman (65) hits a sacrifice fly at Citi Field. Credit: Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Sandy Alderson told reporters Monday that rookie RHP Robert Gsellman will move to the bullpen, hour before Gsellman had what his manager described as his best start of the season Monday afternoon.

"This kid's going to be a quality starter, in my opinion," Collins said, after Gsellman limited the Brewers to one earned run on three hits in seven innings.

According to Alderson, Gsellman will add a much-needed extra arm to the bullpen, while saving innings on his arm and creating space in the rotation for Steven Matz and Seth Lugo, both of whom are expected to return from the disabled list later this week.

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JRSportBrief: TC is OK! 00:01:37
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR says to give Terry Collins a break, and give him more time to turn the Mets around.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters Monday that he is happy with the job being done by manager Terry Collins this season, despite reports last week stating otherwise.

"I'm happy with the job Terry has done under the circumstances, nobody is happy with the won-loss record that we have," Alderson told reporters, according to the NY Post.  "I think there are reasons for the record that we have that have nothing to do with Terry. I would hope in the future that when people write about my views of Terry that they'll actually ask me about my views.''

Collins acknowledges that negative reports and criticism of how he uses his bullpen is something comes with the job as a manager in New York City.

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New York Mets RHP Robert Gsellman (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets RHP Robert Gsellman (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

Hours after GM Sandy Alderson said RHP Robert Gsellman would move back to the bullpen once the Mets activate two pitchers off the disabled list, Gsellman threw seven strong innings to lead New York to a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday at Citi Field.

Gsellman (3-3) gave up two runs (one earned) and three hits, and also recorded two RBIs on a sac fly and a bases-loaded walk as the Mets won for the third time in their last four games.

"That's the guy we saw last year," manager Terry Collins said. "That's the guy we know he can be. He threw the ball very well."

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jerry Blevins, Milwaukee Brewers, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Wilmer Flores, Matt Eisenberg
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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 5/29 00:02:55
Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling break down the Mets? 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

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

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

1) Robert Gsellman allowed two runs -- one earned -- on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts in seven innings to pick up his fourth win of the year. He also drove in two runs with a sacrifice fly and a bases-loaded walk.

2) Rene Rivera and Michael Conforto had RBI doubles during a three-run fifth. Wilmer Flores was the only Met with a multi-hit game after going 3-for-4.

3) Paul Sewald struck out two in a perfect eighth and Addison Reed escaped a two-on, no-out jam in the ninth to record his seventh save in nine opportunities.

Tags: Robert Gsellman, Wilmer Flores
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The Mets (21-27) open a four-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers (27-23) at Citi Field on Monday at 4:10 p.m.

The Mets won two of three games against the Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend, while the Brewers snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday and Sunday. When the Mets and Brewers faced each other from May 12 to May 14 in Milwaukee, the Brewers swept the series, outscoring New York 29-17.

Who is starting today for the Mets? 

RHP Robert Gsellman (2-3, 6.45 ERA) makes his second start since May 13. Over his past four outings, which include two relief appearances, Gsellman is 0-1 with a 6.23 ERA. He allowed six runs (five earned) and nine hits in four innings when he faced the Brewers on May 13. 

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Robert Gsellman
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New York Mets RHP Robert Gsellman (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets RHP Robert Gsellman (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

Robert Gsellman (2-3, 6.45 ERA) and the Mets (20-27) open a four-game series at Citi Field against Matt Garza (2-1, 3.60 ERA) and the Milwaukee Brewers (27-23) on Monday. First pitch is set for 4:10 p.m.

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The Mets are pushing back Jacob deGrom's start to Friday due to anticipated inclement weather and will have Rafael Montero start on Thursday night against the Padres at Citi Field, manager Terry Collins said.

It has been raining in New York City for the majority of Thursday, and the forecast calls for rain on and off during the game, which is scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Zack Wheeler
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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 5/24 00:03:40
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 6-5 loss to the Padres.

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

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

1) The Mets blew a 5-1 lead to the lowest scoring team in the National League. Josh Smoker allowed a monstrous go-ahead home run to Hunter Renfroe leading off the eighth inning. It was the second straight game Smoker surrendered a home run to the first batter he faced.

2) New York led 5-3 with two outs and nobody on in the seventh, but Fernando Salas allowed a single and consecutive walks to load the bases. Neil Ramirez yielded a game-tying single to Wil Myers, who missed a grand slam by inches. 

Tags: Robert Gsellman, Wilmer Flores
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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 5/24 00:03:40
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 6-5 loss to the Padres.

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

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

1) The Mets blew a 5-1 lead to the lowest scoring team in the National League. Josh Smoker allowed a monstrous go-ahead home run to Hunter Renfroe leading off the eighth inning. It was the second straight game Smoker surrendered a home run to the first batter he faced.

2) New York led 5-3 with two outs and nobody on in the seventh, but Fernando Salas allowed a single and consecutive walks to load the bases. Neil Ramirez yielded a game-tying single to Wil Myers, who missed a grand slam by inches. 

Tags: Robert Gsellman, Wilmer Flores
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New York Mets starting pitcher Tommy Milone pitches during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Citi Field. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Tommy Milone pitches during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Citi Field. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)

LHP Tommy Milone has a sprained left knee and has been placed on the 10-day disabled list, the team announced Wednesday.

LHP Josh Smoker will likely make his first Major League start in Milone's place on Saturday, although RHP Rafael Montero is also a possibility, reports Newsday's Marc Carig

Tags: Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, San Diego Padres, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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The Mets (19-24) play Game 2 of a three-game series against the Padres (16-31) on Wednesday night at Citi Field. The Mets defeated the Padres last night, 9-3.

Michael Conforto became the first Mets player to record three RBI in the first inning last night after launching a leadoff homer and picking up a two-RBI single. He hit another solo shot in the fourth inning, finishing the day 3-for-4 with a career-high four RBI and two runs scored. 

He has five home runs and 10 RBI in his last eight games. 

Who is starting tonight for the Mets? 

Right-hander Robert Gsellman, (6.75 ERA/4.56 FIP, 1.73 WHIP), who is back in the rotation after being skipped last week. Gsellman was struggling as a starter, which prompted his move to the bullpen where he has made two appearances. He has thrown three total innings in two appearances allowing one earned run on two hits while striking out three and walking one. 

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May 20, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) pitches against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports  (Brad Penner)
May 20, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) pitches against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Mets RHP Zack Wheeler allowed two runs on four hits in five-plus innings and earned his third win of the season in the Mets' 7-5 victory over the Angels at Citi Field on Saturday.

Wheeler (3-2, 3.76 ERA) started his outing with five shutout innings, but was pulled in the sixth after loading the bases and hitting a batter. He was replaced by Fernando Salas, who finished the inning after allowing an inherited run to score. 

Wheeler had five strikeouts on the night, but walked a season-high five batters. He had pitched six innings in each of his last two starts prior to Saturday night, and has pitched seven innings just once this season as he works his way back from missing two seasons due to Tommy John surgery and further setbacks.

Tags: Addison Reed, Robert Gsellman, Zack Wheeler
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New York Mets pitcher Robert Gsellman (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets pitcher Robert Gsellman (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

The Mets are considering skipping Robert Gsellman's turn in the rotation and using him out of the bullpen before he would start next, according to the New York Daily News' Kristie Ackert.

Gsellman gave up six runs (five earned) and nine hits in four innings in his last start on Saturday. The Mets would consider having Gsellman pitch in relief after New York's bullpen gave up seven runs in two innings in Sunday's 11-9 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.

The 23-year-old Gsellman is scheduled to next pitch Friday against the Los Angeles Angels.

He is 2-3 with a 7.07 ERA in eight outings (seven starts) this season with one start lasting more than five innings. Gsellman earned a spot in the rotation out of spring training after he went 4-2 with a 2.42 ERA in eight outings (seven starts) last season.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 5/13 00:03:03
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 11-4 loss to the Brewers.

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

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

1) Robert Gsellman couldn't hold a 4-2 lead and didn't retire a batter in the fifth as the Brewers scored eight runs in the inning. Gsellman (2-3), was charged with six runs (five earned) on nine hits and three walks with three strikeouts in four-plus innings. His ERA rose to 7.07.

2) Hansel Robles, who entered the game with the bases loaded, nobody out and a 14-inning scoreless streak, allowed all three of Gsellman's inherited runners to score plus four of his own in one inning of work.

Tags: Neil Walker, Robert Gsellman
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May 13, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets pitcher Robert Gsellman (65) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Hanisch)
May 13, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets pitcher Robert Gsellman (65) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Hanisch)

Mets starter Robert Gsellman and reliever Hansel Robles combined to allow eight runs on seven hits in the fifth inning of the team's 11-4 loss to the Brewers on Saturday night. 

Gsellman (7.07 ERA) and Robles (3.15 ERA) each walked a batter in the inning, while Robles also allowed a three-run homer to Milwaukee's Travis Shaw. Robles allowed four runs of his own in addition to the baserunners he inherited from Gsellman.

Gsellman allowed five earned runs on nine hits in four innings plus, marking the fourth consecutive time he has failed to pitch more than five innings in his start. He has only pitched beyond five innings once this season.

Tags: Hansel Robles, Robert Gsellman
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