After starting 2017 with loads of rotational depth, the New York Mets now rest in the literal depths of staff ERA performance.After last night’s rather brutal 11-4 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, including a four inning, five earned run performance by one of last year’s “ReplaceMets” in Robert Gsellman, the New York Mets now have the major league’s worst starting rotation.
In 7 starts, Gsellman has only gotten more than 15 outs once. Went 7 innings vs. Philly on 4/19.
— Steve Gelbs (@SteveGelbs) May 14, 2017
The cumulative staff ERA is 5.13, good for literally last in the entire MLB. Marc Carig of Newsday has more on the shocking topic here.
There were a few encouraging signs from the Mets’ lineup on the evening though, as second baseman Neil Walker continued his recent hot surge with his fourth home run of the season, while going 2-for-5.
Michael Conforto had another successful night in the leadoff role, going 2-for-5 against the Brew-crew, including his fifth double of the year.
But most of the personal performances were swiftly overshadowed by the very new and somewhat surprising entrance of Jose Reyes into center field, before later moving back to shortstop.
#Mets center fielder Jose Reyes pic.twitter.com/rRdkABkLVl
— David Adler (@_dadler) May 14, 2017
The addition of Reyes to outfield play has been long awaited since spring training, but Curtis Granderson has to be feeling the pressure, as the lefty has been scoffing at the plate all season long.