The Mets came into Tuesday night’s game against the Cardinals desperately needing a win. Things didn’t look good early, as Jon Niese started the game by promptly giving up three runs before getting pulled with an injury after retiring just one batter. Enter Robert Gsellman, relief superstar!
Gsellman, making his major league debut, pitched 3.2 clutch innings and picked up the win, thanks to some excellent offense from the Mets. By the time the bottom of the ninth inning rolled around, the Mets held a 7-4 lead, and Jeurys Familia worked a 1-2-3 inning to seal the win and pick up his 42nd save.
Let’s get to the videos!
Jon Niese was pulled after facing only four batters.
In the bottom of the second inning, Cardinals GM John Mozeliak discussed the Cardinals’ many injuries. I’m including this clip solely so that we can feel good about the Mets not being the only team in baseball affected by injuries.
In the top of the fourth, Justin Ruggiano crushed a home run to deep center field.
Once upon a time, Gary Cohen had more hair than Jacob deGrom...
In the bottom of the sixth, Yoenis Cespedes made a leaping catch to rob St. Louis and help keep the Mets in the lead.
After the game, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny discussed the game with reporters.