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Player Meter: Pitchers, April 15-21

Player Meter: Pitchers, April 15-21

A quick review of how the Mets’ pitchers fared over the past week. In contrast to the position player meter, the pitching meter is quite ugly this week. The Mets continue to get uncharacteristically poor pitching and their 5.66 staff ERA is second-worst in baseball. Zack Wheeler was the only starting pitcher to have a quality start this week and while Edwin Diaz continues to dazzle and Robert Gsellman had a strong performance, the rest of the bullpen continues to falter. We’ll start with Wheeler since he is the only good news to report on the starting pitching side. He...
Amazin Avenue Apr 21, 2019
Final Score: Cardinals 6, Mets 4—Syndergaard Struggles, Mets Lose Series

Final Score: Cardinals 6, Mets 4—Syndergaard Struggles, Mets Lose Series

The Mets hit four homers, but still couldn’t seal the deal against the Cardinals The Mets fell to the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 today, marking their second straight series loss. It was another frustrating start for Noah Syndergaard, who gave up 5+ runs for the second straight start. He did manage to make it through five innings, but he gave up eight hits and six runs (four earned), and the Mets were unable to sustain any offensive rallies of their own to make up for his struggles. On the bright side, Robert Gsellman did follow Syndergaard’s poor performance with three scoreless and...
NorthJersey.com Apr 20, 2019
WATCH: Mets' Mickey Callaway breaks down the eighth inning against the Cardinals

WATCH: Mets' Mickey Callaway breaks down the eighth inning against the Cardinals

Mickey Callaway talks about the work Rob Gsellman did to get two big outs in the eighth inning of the Mets 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.        
Amazin Avenue Apr 19, 2019
The implications of the Mets’ three-out restriction on Edwin Diaz

The implications of the Mets’ three-out restriction on Edwin Diaz

The Mets’ intentions to try to keep Diaz healthy are good, but such a rigid policy is concerning on many levels. As Jeurys Familia struggled to get outs during Monday night’s game against the Phillies, many were clamoring for Edwin Diaz to come in to try to get a four-out save. Diaz did get a save, but not until the eleventh inning. The Phillies tied the game up against Familia and Robert Gsellman, forcing the contest into extra innings, leading to questions after the game regarding Diaz’s usage directed at Mickey Callaway. Callaway answered the questions in a direct, but unexpected...
Call to the Pen Apr 17, 2019

New York Mets: Steven Matz has memorably awful night

Giving up ten runs in the first inning is not a recipe for success. For New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz, his part in that meltdown was historic. Tuesday night’s game could not have gotten off to a worse start for the New York Mets. The Philadelphia Phillies scored ten runs in the bottom of […] New York Mets: Steven Matz has memorably awful night - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NorthJersey.com Apr 16, 2019

Steven Matz and the NY Mets' first inning Tuesday night

Mets starter Steven Matz doesnt make it through the first inning on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Philadelphia.        
NorthJersey.com Apr 16, 2019
WATCH: Mets' Mickey Callaway on Edwin Diaz's usage

WATCH: Mets' Mickey Callaway on Edwin Diaz's usage

Mickey Callaway talks about why he used Robert Gsellman instead of Edwin Diaz in the eighth inning against the Phillies.        
New York Post Apr 16, 2019

Mets survive another pitching implosion to outlast Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — Edwin Diaz remained in the bullpen as all was crumbling for the Mets on Monday. The lesson learned: Don’t expect to see the All-Star closer in a game for more than three outs anytime soon. In the end it worked out for manager Mickey Callaway, whose decision to use Robert Gsellman to sanitize...
Amazin Avenue Apr 15, 2019
Final Score: Mets 7, Phillies 6-Improbable victory in Philly

Final Score: Mets 7, Phillies 6-Improbable victory in Philly

The Mets were lucky to win this one. Despite a bullpen implosion and shaky managerial decisions, the Mets eked out a 7-6 win over the Phillies. The Mets had a one-run lead heading into the eighth but Jeurys Familia and Robert Gsellman combined to make that lead disappear. Familia loaded the bases and Gsellman walked Jean Segura to bring home the tying run. The game remained tied until the eleventh when an error on a hard-hit ball by Michael Conforto brought home the winning run. The pitching as a whole was shaky all night long. Noah Syndergaard handed back every lead the Mets held and then...
Amazin Avenue Apr 15, 2019
Player Meter: Pitchers, April 8-14

Player Meter: Pitchers, April 8-14

A quick review of how the Mets’ pitchers fared over the past week. Frankly, it hasn’t been a good week for Mets pitching. Jacob deGrom had his worst week since 2017. Jason Vargas didn’t make it out of the first inning and Corey Oswalt followed him with a poor performance of his own. The rest of the starting rotation fared much better, but the bullpen remains an issue, despite bounce back weeks from Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman. Let’s start with the bad and the ugly this week. Jason Vargas had one relief appearance and one start this week. Both were disastrous....
New York Post Apr 12, 2019

Robert Gsellman skates into and out of trouble

ATLANTA — Robert Gsellman was on the verge of disaster in the seventh inning Thursday, but somehow stayed in the game long enough to sanitize his own mess. The Mets’ beleaguered right-hander entered to protect a four-run lead over the Braves, but loaded the bases on two singles and a walk. Then, however, Gsellman struck...
Amazin Avenue Apr 9, 2019
Final Score: Twins 14, Mets 8 - A slog in every sense of the word

Final Score: Twins 14, Mets 8 - A slog in every sense of the word

The Mets dropped a terrible game to Minnesota on a rainy night in Queens. The Mets’ pitching staff had a truly terrible game against the Twins this evening at Citi Field, losing 14-6 on a rain delayed game. In the coldest, wettest game of the year, the Mets scored plenty, but not enough. Jacob deGrom had his first bad in nearly a year, giving up six runs and eight hits in four innings, including three home runs. Only Luis Avilan got through a clean inning, with Seth Lugo, Robert Gsellman, and Jason Vargas each gave up at least one run. Although a few of the Mets’ young hitters had...
Federal Baseball Apr 7, 2019
Washington Nationals’ lineup for the series finale with the New York Mets...

Washington Nationals’ lineup for the series finale with the New York Mets...

Max Scherzer takes the mound this afternoon in Citi Field as the Nationals try to win their three-game set with the Mets. Davey Martinez’s offense struggled to get much of anything going against New York Mets’ lefty Steven Matz, who tossed five scoreless innings on Saturday afternoon, but they did manage to score a run off Robert Gsellman in the sixth, one off Justin Wilson in the top of the seventh, and three off Jeurys Familia in the top of the eighth inning before yet another bullpen implosion in the bottom of the eighth cost them the game. “It’s just tough,” Martinez said...
Amazin Avenue Apr 6, 2019
Final Score: Mets 6, Nationals 5 - Bombs away

Final Score: Mets 6, Nationals 5 - Bombs away

The Mets’ power bats came a live in an exhilarating win. In what was the most exciting game of the young season, the Mets topped the Nationals 6-5 in thrilling fashion. Steven Matz fought his control but ultimately tossed five scoreless innings, but the middle part of the Met bullpen struggled again, with Robert Gsellman, Justin Wilson, and Jeurys Familia all giving up runs. The offense came through, however, and Edwin Diaz nailed things down for his fourth save of the season. The Mets had been in a home run drought to start the year, but that is no longer the case. Two solo shots from...
Amazin Avenue Mar 27, 2019
Seth Lugo is ready to contribute to the 2019 Mets regardless of the role he ends up in

Seth Lugo is ready to contribute to the 2019 Mets regardless of the role he ends up in

Seth Lugo projects to be a significant part of the Mets pitching staff in 2019, regardless of if he ends up in the bullpen or the rotation. While the 2018 season was primarily filled with negative developments for the Met bullpen, a few bright spots emerged along the way. One such bright spot, was the emergence of Seth Lugo as an extremely useful arm out of the both the bullpen and the rotation. Originally drafted by the Mets in the thirty-fourth round of the 2011 MLB draft, Lugo made his major league debut in 2016, and along with Robert Gsellman, helped pitch the Mets into a Wild Card...

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