The New York Mets are putting their fans through the emotional wringer on the current road trip while sweeping one series and being swept in another.
Suzuki poked a pitch to the opposite field against Jerry Blevins for a 4-3 lead. The Mets had already scored a run to slice the Marlins lead to 3-2, and Gsellman hit a low chopper that got by starter Dan Straily.
Straily is the complete opposite over his last two starts, allowing a total of one run and seven hits over 12 1/3 innings while striking out 14 and walking one.
The Marlins are trying to find their own consistency while alternating wins and losses over the last eight games and are searching for offense while averaging 2.4 runs over the last five contests. Over his previous two starts against the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers, Gsellman allowed 15 runs on 20 hits in 9.1 innings.
On Tuesday night, the analyst unloaded after starting pitcher Robert Gsellman left the game with an apparent hamstring injury that he suffered running to first base in the fourth inning against the Marlins.
In the top half of the inning, the Mets tied the game at 3-all when Travis d’Arnaud ripped a solo homer to left off Kyle Barraclough. The game tips off at 7:00 PM EST in Marlins Park, Miami, Florida. He was called out at first base and then exited the field with trainer Ray Ramirez.
Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who will defend his title in the Home Run Derby at Marlins Park on July 10, said he’ll have fun win or lose. “We want to do something good”.
Assuming Gsellman is forced to miss time, the Mets will likely turn to Rafael Montero provided he is not needed to start again in place of Wheeler this weekend.