On a night where the Mets looked to even up the Subway Series, the Yankees had other plans. The Yankees defeated the Mets, 5-3. Robert Gsellman got the start for the Mets, his first since returning from injury. He is taking the rotation spot of Seth Lugo, who recently became injured. In his start, Gsellman pitched decently. Over 5.1 innings, Gsellman allowed three runs, two of them earned. He walked three and only struck out two, but only allowed four hits. Now is an important time for Gsellman. He needs to pitch at his highest level, so he can secure a rotation spot for next season.
On the offensive side of the ball, the Mets were able to attack starter Jamie Garcia, but not the bullpen. After putting up all three runs on Garcia, they only scratched one hit off of the Yankee bullpen. Rene Rivera had the big hit for the Mets tonight, a solo home run. Out of the leadoff spot, Juan Lagares produced two hits, including a double. Michael Conforto also had a double on the evening. Asdrubal Cabrera and Gsellman accounted for the only other hits.
The game was lost in the bullpen. Paul Sewald came into the game, and gave up two hits, two earned runs, and two walks in his 1.2 innings pitched. Other than Sewald, the bullpen was solid. Chasen Bradford gave up two hits, but did not allow a run. Josh Smoker and Erik Goeddel each put up clean slates. The Mets will try to salvage the final game of the series tomorrow at 7:10 when Steven Matz will take on Luis Severino at Citi Field.