Spring Recap: Gsellman Shines In Mets 5-4 Win

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The New York Mets traveled to Jupiter to take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Rodger Dean Stadium. The minor league Mets led them late as they defeated the Cardinals 5-4.


Rob Gsellman got the start and made another strong case for the fifth starter spot in the rotation. He threw five strong innings, allowing only one run on four hits while striking out three.

Jerry Blevins pitched next, walking the only batter he faced, he was charged with an unearned run when that man came in to score on an error.

Addison Reed came in and had a positive outing, he allowed a hit and struck out one.

Josh Edgin pitched one inning, allowing a run on one hit and striking out one.

Submariner Ben Rowen came in with a man on in the eighth with the Mets up by two. He allowed the inherited runner to score on a wild pitch. He then allowed another run on a sacrifice fly.

Corey Taylor continued his strong spring, working around an error to secure a save. His ERA on the spring is down to 1.13.


Matt Reynolds got the Mets scoring started with a sacrifice fly, bringing in Wilmer Flores. Flores added a sac-fly of his own later in the game. Wilmer now has 10 RBIs on the spring, seven of which have come in the past two days. He also made a beautiful play over at first.

Juan Lagares displayed some power as he hit his first home run of the spring. Despite only a .206 batting average, Lagares has hit the ball hard all spring.

Michael Conforto continued his red hot week, picking up a triple. He is now hitting .366 this spring, and is 5-for-10 over his last four games.

Kevin Plawecki picked up two hits, one of which was a solo home run, he is hitting .294 on the spring.

Luis Carpio and Xorge Carrillo both picked up doubles late to give the Mets the lead.

Gavin Cecchini, Tim Tebow, and Travis Taijeron all picked up base hits.

Up Next

Jacob deGrom looks to continue his strong spring as the Mets return home to take on the Marlins at 1:10 PM.

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