One of the more puzzling aspects of the Mets has been the regression of Robert Gsellman. The Mets might not have made the playoffs last season if not for Gsellman. He hasn’t pitched well this year and left tonight’s game after three innings with a hamstring injury.
“It’s a hamstring, so it will be a little while,’’ manager Terry Collins said when asked about how long Gsellman might be out.
Gsellman, who entered the game having given up 15 runs in his previous two starts, gave up three runs in the first inning and was replaced by Paul Sewald, who pitched three scoreless innings in relief. Sewald, of course, won’t be available Wednesday night.
There’s no telling how long Gsellman will be out, but the disabled list isn’t out of the question. If Gsellman goes on the disabled list, he’ll be sixth Mets starter to be disabled this season, joining Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, Steven Matz, Seth Lugo and Zack Wheeler.
“It’s a little frustrating to see them keep going down,’’ Collins said.
GRANDERSON’S VALUE SPIKING: Whatever Curtis Granderson’s trade value is, it probably is as high as it is going to be.
Granderson hit his third leadoff homer in this road trip, and the 21st as a Met to extend his franchise record.
Granderson can play each of the outfield positions and would fit in well for a contender either as a spot starter or off the bench.
CONFORTO DOESN’T PLAY: Michael Conforto did not play because of a bruised left wrist after being hit by a pitch Sunday in San Francisco.
Collins hoped Conforto would be available to pinch-hit, but had difficulty holding the bat.
“At this stage, I don’t know how long he’ll be out,’’ Collins said.