Robert Gsellman helped save the Mets’ season last week, and with Noah Syndergaard on the disabled list and out indefinitely, he’ll be asked to do it again starting tonight in Atlanta in the first of a four-game series with the Braves.
In his last start, Gsellman gave up six runs on ten hits in four-plus innings against the Braves last week at Citi Field.
He’ll go against long-time Mets Killer Julio Teheran, who has given up two runs in 12.1 innings in two previous starts against New York this year.
Here’s the Mets’ batting order against Teheran in their first game in the Braves’ new ballpark:
Michael Conforto – LF: Conforto has thrived in his opportunity to start, batting .326 with six homers and 11 RBI. … He’s hitting .333 in the leadoff spot.
Asdrubal Cabrera – SS: He sat Sunday in DC, but is back in the lineup tonight. … He’s reached safely in 20 of 23 games.
Jay Bruce – RF: The player the Mets wanted to trade is on the All-Star ballot. … Was the Mets’ MVP for April, batting .292 with seven homers and 16 RBI.
Neil Walker – 2B: If Walker bet on himself in accepting the qualifying offer, so far he’s losing, batting .195 with two homers and ten RBI.
Jose Reyes – 3B: Has a six-game hitting streak – going .391 in that span – to raise his average to .174.
Travis d’Arnaud – C: Has four homers and 16 RBI to match last year’s totals. … Is batting .313 with RISP with three game-winning RBI.
Gsellman – RHP: Is 0-2 with a 6.46 ERA in four career games against Atlanta.