The New York Mets have placed reliever Robert Gsellman on the 10-day injured list, recall starter Walker Lockett from Triple-A Syracuse.
The New York Mets made some moves to their pitching staff as they try to climb the National League Wild Card standings.
On Saturday, the team announced that they’ve placed right-handed reliever Robert Gsellman on the 10-day injured list. Gsellman is dealing with tricep soreness, with his IL placement retroactive to Wednesday, Aug. 14. In addition, the Mets have recalled right-handed starter Walker Lockett from Triple-A Syracuse.
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Gsellman has appeared in 52 games for the Mets this season, totaling 63.2 innings. He’s posted a record of 2-3 from the bullpen with a 4.66 ERA and a 1.366 WHIP, having struck out 60 batters and walked 23.
Lockett, on the other hand, has bounced back and forth between the majors and minors this year. Through four starts for New York (17.1 innings pitched), Lockett is 1-1 with a 7.79 ERA and a 1.615 WHIP. He’s struck out 13 batters and walked five as well. It’s unclear what his role will be going forward, but New York could have him come out of the pen being that their rotation is healthy
The Mets have been struggling since their end of July-beginning of August resurgence. Entering Sunday, they’ve lost four of their last six games and now find themselves in fourth place in the NL East, 9.0 games behind the first place-Atlanta Braves. The Mets are also 2.0 games back in the NL Wild Card standings with 39 games remaining on the year.
Whether or not the bullpen can hold up in August and September could decide the Mets’ postseason fate.