For the Mets, all had appeared lost after starter Rob Gsellman allowed a total of six runs in five innings. It was a bit of a rough start for Gsellman, who walked three, allowed four hits, and gave up a three run home run to Adam Lind. This should be troubling for a pitcher who is trying to earn his spot on the 2018 roster. My Gut Reaction is that Gsellman is hurting his chances to make the team by putting up weak performances as of late.
A poor performance from the starter did not slow the Mets though, as they stormed back to win 7-6. The power came from catcher Travis d’Arnaud, who slugged two home runs on the evening. Nori Aoki also had a successful night at the plate with three hits and two RBIs. Asdrubal Cabrera and Juan Lagares also finished with two hits each. Jose Reyes, Dom Smith, and Amed Rosario each had a hit on the evening. The offense had a huge inning in the fifth, when they erupted for five runs.
Tonight, the bullpen played a big part in the victory. Chasen Bradford, Paul Sewald, Jerry Blevins, AJ Ramos, and Josh Smoker all did not give up runs in their appearances. Tomorrow, the Mets will look to take a 2-0 series lead against the rival Washington Nationals when Noah Syndergaard will make a one inning start and then hand the ball to Matt Harvey at 7:10.