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Final Score: Mets 5, Phillies 4—Pain and Gain

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Gsellman rebounds, Bruce rakes, Duda and d’Arnaud go down.

Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The Mets won their first game in six days tonight at Citi Field, besting the Phillies 5-3. Robert Gsellman made his best start of the year, and looked more like the potential star we saw last year. He went seven plus innings, walking just one and striking out seven. He started the eighth inning, promptly gave up a bloop hit that became a ground rule double, and eventually scored the tying run.

Jay Bruce was the Mets’ offensive juggernaut yet again tonight, driving in all five runs with two big home runs to right field. Bruce even got a curtain call from the fans at Citi Field, a stark change from his reception in Queens last season.

Despite the win, the news was not all good for the Mets tonight. Lucas Duda left the game in the fifth inning after a collision with Cesar Hernandez led to a hyper-extended elbow. While the timetable is not yet known, Duda is presumably heading for the 10-day disabled list.

But that’s not all! Travis d’Arnaud also left the game with a contusion on his right wrist after making contact with a bat of Aaron Altheer in the fifth, stumbling after throwing the ball to second. He stayed in the game temporarily, but was replaced by Rene Rivera in the seventh.

Because pitcher wins are a thing, Hansel Robles got the win after getting the final out of the eighth. Despite giving up a run, Addison Reed notched his fourth save of the year tonight.

Full recap to follow.

GameThread Roll Call

Nice job by MetsFan4Decades; her effort in the GameThread embiggens us all.

  1. MetsFan4Decades: 202
  2. noahmets: 106
  3. JR and the Off-Balance Shots: 102
  4. amazins8669: 98
  5. BK_Machetero3191: 78
  6. eldoot7: 78
  7. Gina: 75
  8. Adam Halverson: 68
  9. Readymade4007: 65
  10. LaRomaBella: 55