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Jon Niese departs Mets game with knee injury

The lefty did not make it out of the first inning.

MLB: New York Mets at Arizona Diamondbacks Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Jonathon Niese departed Tuesday’s game with an apparent leg injury. He came up limping when he went to back up home plate in the first inning. He was only able to record one out before departing. He had walked two, given up one hit, and one run before Robert Gsellman was brought in to make his major league debut.

Earlier in the month it was reported that Niese had been dealing with a leg injury, but he still made his first start for the Mets against the Diamondbacks last week. He only lasted 4.1 innings but it is unclear if the injury was bothering him then as well or if it was ineffectiveness that led to the poor performance.

Robert Gsellman was called up from Triple-A when Steven Matz went on the DL. Although he was a starter in Las Vegas, Gsellman was put into the Mets’ bullpen to serve as the long man if needed. That need came quickly for the Mets in a crucial series the Mets desperately need to win.