Gsellman leads Mets past Brewers
NEW YORK (AP) — Following a pair of relief appearances, Robert Gsellman has given the Mets two steady starts in a row.
Maybe they want to think twice about sending him back to the bullpen.
Hours after the team ticketed him for relief duty soon, Gsellman pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and had two RBIs to lead New York past the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Monday.
“Starting’s a little more fun,” the rookie sinkerballer said. “I just want to win. Whatever they want me to do, I’ll do.”
Rene Rivera and Michael Conforto each hit an RBI double during a three-run fifth against Matt Garza (2-2). Sandwiched in between, Gsellman drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly .
He also drew a bases-loaded walk in the sixth from reliever Rob Scahill, the eighth for New York this season after totaling three last year.
Wilmer Flores added three hits for the Mets.
Domingo Santana homered on an 0-2 pitch from Gsellman, one day after hitting Milwaukee’s first grand slam of the season during Sunday’s victory over Arizona.
That was the only earned run Gsellman permitted. He struck out five and walked two.
Garza gave up four runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.