Robert Gsellman‘s struggles on the mound continued, as the righty lasted just four innings, coughing up four runs to put the Mets in an early hole. The Mets’ bullpen didn’t help matters, allowing the Cubs to tack on four additional runs. The parade of also rans and recent pickups that Terry Collins trotted out in relief might have looked even more ineffective if not for being juxtaposed with Gsellman’s latest pitiful performance.
Gsellman seems to have lost faith in his fastball, instead relying on a mix of off speed pitches and flat sliders. The one fastball he threw for a strike got hit into the stratosphere by Kris Bryant for a soul crushing three-run home run. What really made this outing particularly terrible though was not the moon shot or the measly four inning start, but that he managed to walk five batters and nearly two others. Big league pitchers need to throw strikes and trust their fastball. Whatever’s eating this kid, he’d better figure it out soon or he’s not going to figure into next season’s plans.
Nothing much to report from the Mets offense other than Asdrubal Cabrera getting three hits and Amed Rosario two.
Oh well, what’s another loss in a lost season? There’s always tomorrow and another chance for Matt Harvey to prove he still belongs. Let’s…go…Mets…