Rookie Robert Gsellman pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings after LHP Jon Niese left Tuesday's game with a knee injury, and the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-4, at Busch Stadium to move within 3 1/2 games of the second Wild Card spot.
Last night's win can't be under sold. It was huge. Just think about what we'd be talking about today had they lost. (Yikes.) Instead of being six losses back of the Cardinals, today the Mets are four losses back. It'll seeming be for nothing if they can't close the gap even more today. But, for now, the Mets can enter tonight on the heels of a huge team win, getting nine hits from the top of their order, 8 2/3 innings from their bullpen and averting yet another injury crisis.
Niese was placed on the DL after he left the game. Reliever Erik Goeddel will replace him on the roster >> Read more
The Mets expect Steven Matz, who is on the DL due to shoulder stiffness, to be able to return to the rotation on Aug. 30 when he's first eligible >> Read more
Terry Collins doesn't want his tenure with the Mets to end after this season >> Read more
What's on Tap for Wednesday, Aug. 24
The Mets (63-62) continue their pivotal three-game series against the Cardinals (66-58) at Busch Stadium on Wednesday at 8:15 p.m. ET on SNY.
Jacob deGrom (2.73 ERA, 1.11 WHIP), who allowed eight runs on 13 hits during his last start, gets the ball for the Mets. Carlos Martinez (3.24 ERA, 1.19 WHIP) starts for St. Louis.
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