Meet the Mets
The Mets got by with a little help from the rain and earned themselves a series win. The offense got to Phillies starter Nick Pivetta early and often. Asdrubal Cabrera and Travis d’Arnaud got the Mets on the board in the first, and they piled on from there. Robert Gsellman was solid on the mound through five innings but faltered a bit in the sixth. It was still a good enough outing to get him the win after the game was called in the bottom of the inning.
Robert Gsellman looked a lot like the pitcher from last season on the mound, and the Mets are hoping he can keep that up in this final month of 2017.
Matt Harvey was originally supposed to start on short rest, which could be a hint that the Mets are not planning on bringing him back next season.
Terry Collins’s time as manager is most likely winding down, but he is trying to instill the right attitude in the younger players that they can take forward in their careers.
Collins also believes that seeing more of Juan Lagares will give them a clearer picture of what kind of player he can be.
Dominic Smith has gotten off to a bit of a slow start but the manager is not ready to hit the panic button just yet.
Michael Conforto’s health will play a major role in how the Mets approach their outfield plans for next season.
Around the NL East
Gio Gonzalez was good enough in his start for the Nationals in the win over Miami.
Around the Majors
Yesterday at AA
Aaron Yorke wrote about Matt Harvey’s start getting pushed back.