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Robert Gsellman leaves Mets game early with apparent hamstring injury

The pitcher was running down the first base line when he got hurt.

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As he attempted to reach first base on a would-be infield single, Robert Gsellman pulled up lame shortly before he reached the bag with what appeared to be a hamstring injury. As a result, he had to leave the game early.

Gsellman had given up three runs in just three innings pitched, all of which scored in the first inning. He’s the latest Mets starting pitcher to get hurt this year, with Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, and Tommy Milone—yes, he’s still on the Mets’ roster—on the disabled list. And Steven Matz and Seth Lugo spent several weeks on the DL, too, before they got their 2017 seasons started.

Even if Gsellman is only out briefly, his absence would leaves the Mets in a bit of a bind. If Wheeler is able to return soon, he could take Gsellman’s spot in the rotation. Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, Seth Lugo, and Rafael Montero currently make up the rest of the rotation.