Gsellman, Mets douse Phillies 6-3 in 6 rainy innings

NEW YORK (AP) One of the best games the Mets have played all season came with hardly anyone in the stands to see it.

Robert Gsellman pitched well for a winning return from the minors and Travis d'Arnaud homered to help New York beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 Wednesday night in a series finale shortened to six innings because of rain.

By the look of it, fewer than 1,000 fans were scattered throughout the ballpark on a dreary night at Citi Field - perfectly fitting for a pair of struggling teams playing out the string. The announced attendance was 19,617.

''When we started that game, I said, `We've got no way to get five innings in,''' New York manager Terry Collins said.

But the Mets and Phillies began right on time and played through light showers early that got heavy as the game wore on.

Asdrubal Cabrera went 3 for 3 with an RBI single and scored twice as the Mets improved to 37-17 against Philadelphia over the past three years. New York took two of three from the last-place Phillies and has won 18 of the last 21 series between the teams.

Nick Williams hit a two-run homer and Cesar Hernandez was 3 for 3 with an RBI double for the Phillies. They trailed 6-0 before scoring three in the sixth, but any hopes of completing the comeback were washed away when the game was called following a 57-minute delay with one out in the bottom half.

A foreboding forecast called for steady showers long into the night.

''I feel like the bats were starting to come alive,'' Williams said.

An aggressive Gsellman (6-6) pitched out of trouble in the first and helped himself an inning later when he bounced an RBI single inside first base. The rookie right-hander, who allowed two earned runs and five hits, was credited with his first career complete game despite being pulled for a pinch-hitter just before the umpires stopped play.

''Every time you get sent down, it's very eye-opening,'' Gsellman said. ''You learn a lot and you just come back a little hungrier.''

Not long before he was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas late last month, Gsellman rankled Sandy Alderson when the pitcher responded to a reporter's question about the general manager's assessment of his rehab assignment with: ''I don't really care.''

''I hope that his little time in the minor leagues, even though it was brief, kind of got his attention a little bit,'' Collins said before the game. ''He's all fired up about pitching tonight. Hopefully, we see the guy we saw last September.''

Brandon Nimmo had two sacrifice flies for the Mets, and Gsellman earned his first major league win since June 10 at Atlanta. He was on the disabled list from June 28 until Aug. 15 with a strained left hamstring.

Gsellman was called up Wednesday after the Mets decided against starting Matt Harvey on three days' rest due to the wet forecast, according to Collins.

''I certainly saw a different guy on the mound,'' the manager said . ''I thought he pitched a great game.''

Cabrera hit an RBI single in the first and d'Arnaud went the other way to right-center for a two-run homer off rookie Nick Pivetta (5-10), who tossed seven innings of one-hit ball for a 7-1 win at Citi Field on July 2.

This time, Pivetta gave up 10 hits in five innings. He struck out five and walked none.

''Threw strikes but not quality strikes. Too many bad pitches,'' Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said.

ARMS WATCH

Two big-name Mets pitchers are on the mound Thursday night. Harvey starts at Citi Field against the Reds, his second outing since returning from a mid-June shoulder injury. The former ace was tagged for seven runs and eight hits in two innings Saturday at Houston, the shortest start of his career. New York teammate Noah Syndergaard makes a rehab start for Class A Brooklyn against the Staten Island Yankees. Syndergaard has been out since May 1 with a torn lat muscle but is expected back before the season ends.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: CF Odubel Herrera got a planned night off after extending his career-high hitting streak to 19 games Tuesday. Herrera came off the disabled list Monday - he had been sidelined by a strained left hamstring since Aug. 18. ... OF Aaron Altherr was unable to test his right hamstring before the game because of the wet field.

Mets: Amed Rosario's bruised right index finger remained swollen, and the rookie shortstop missed his third consecutive game. ... INF Wilmer Flores (broken nose) sat out for the fourth straight game and will be re-examined Thursday. ... All-Star OF Michael Conforto had surgery in Los Angeles to repair a tear in the posterior capsule in his left shoulder.

UP NEXT

Phillies: RHP Aaron Nola (10-10, 3.72 ERA) gets the ball Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series at NL East-leading Washington. He is 1-3 with a 7.33 ERA in his last four starts after compiling a 1.71 ERA over his previous 10 outings.

Mets: Harvey is 4-4 with a 5.97 ERA in 14 starts and New York hopes to see signs that he can be effective next season. The right-hander is 3-0 with a 2.48 ERA in five career starts against Cincinnati.

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MetsNYM60-79
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  • W: R. Gsellman (6-6)L: N. Pivetta (5-10)
  • HR: PHI - N. Williams (9), NYM - T. d'Arnaud (11)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B31310000.289.363.424.7876.0
F. Galvis SS30100002.257.308.392.7001.0
N. Williams CF31121002.274.333.482.8167.0
R. Hoskins 1B30000012.309.425.7341.159-0.5
H. Kim RF20000102.231.305.291.5961.0
T. Joseph 1B30000021.238.288.427.715-1.0
E. Ramos P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Crawford 3B20000010.143.143.143.286-0.5
C. Rupp C20000000.220.303.429.7320.0
N. Pivetta P10000000.079.079.079.1580.0
a- T. Kelly LF11000000.188.250.329.5791.0
  • a-grounded out for Pivetta in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Reyes SS31100001.236.307.389.6964.0
N. Aoki RF31100002.280.326.409.7362.0
A. Cabrera 3B32310000.264.335.412.7477.0
T. d'Arnaud C31221001.237.285.410.6958.0
B. Nimmo LF10020000.263.400.337.7372.0
J. Lagares CF30100012.266.311.390.7001.5
D. Smith 1B31100013.187.219.363.5812.5
M. Reynolds 2B20000121.212.295.294.5890.0
R. Gsellman P20110010.172.265.172.4371.5
a- T. Taijeron PH10000011.056.150.111.261-0.5
  • a-struck out for Gsellman in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Hernandez (23)
  • HR - N. Williams (9)
  • RBI - C. Hernandez (29), N. Williams 2 (40)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Cabrera (25), J. Lagares (12), D. Smith (4)
  • HR - T. d'Arnaud (11)
  • SF - B. Nimmo 2 (2)
  • RBI - A. Cabrera (47), T. d'Arnaud 2 (42), B. Nimmo 2 (11), R. Gsellman (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Reyes (19)
FIELDING
  • DP - J. Reyes, D. Smith, M. Reynolds
  • E - A. Cabrera (15)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta (L, 5-10)5.010660516.491.56-3.5
E. Ramos0.10001104.821.69-0.5
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta (L, 5-10)5.0
E. Ramos0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Gsellman (W, 6-6)6.05321415.441.5722.0
PITCHERSIP
R. Gsellman (W, 6-6)6.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 111-74, E. Ramos 11-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 5-5
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 25, E. Ramos 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Gsellman 86-62
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Gsellman 7-7
  • Batters Faced - R. Gsellman 24
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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PhilliesPHI53-86
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MetsNYM60-79
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Hernandez 2B31310000.289.363.424.7876.0
F. Galvis SS30100002.257.308.392.7001.0
N. Williams CF31121002.274.333.482.8167.0
R. Hoskins 1B30000012.309.425.7341.159-0.5
H. Kim RF20000102.231.305.291.5961.0
T. Joseph 1B30000021.238.288.427.715-1.0
E. Ramos P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Crawford 3B20000010.143.143.143.286-0.5
C. Rupp C20000000.220.303.429.7320.0
N. Pivetta P10000000.079.079.079.1580.0
a- T. Kelly LF11000000.188.250.329.5791.0
Total233531149-----
  • a-grounded out for Pivetta in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Reyes SS31100001.236.307.389.6964.0
N. Aoki RF31100002.280.326.409.7362.0
A. Cabrera 3B32310000.264.335.412.7477.0
T. d'Arnaud C31221001.237.285.410.6958.0
B. Nimmo LF10020000.263.400.337.7372.0
J. Lagares CF30100012.266.311.390.7001.5
D. Smith 1B31100013.187.219.363.5812.5
M. Reynolds 2B20000121.212.295.294.5890.0
R. Gsellman P20110010.172.265.172.4371.5
a- T. Taijeron PH10000011.056.150.111.261-0.5
Total24610611611-----
  • a-struck out for Gsellman in the 6th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Hernandez (23)
  • HR - N. Williams (9)
  • RBI - C. Hernandez (29), N. Williams 2 (40)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Cabrera (25), J. Lagares (12), D. Smith (4)
  • HR - T. d'Arnaud (11)
  • SF - B. Nimmo 2 (2)
  • RBI - A. Cabrera (47), T. d'Arnaud 2 (42), B. Nimmo 2 (11), R. Gsellman (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Reyes (19)
FIELDING
  • DP - J. Reyes, D. Smith, M. Reynolds
  • E - A. Cabrera (15)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
N. Pivetta (L, 5-10)5.010660516.491.56-3.5
E. Ramos0.10001104.821.69-0.5
Total5.11066161---
PITCHERSIP
N. Pivetta (L, 5-10)5.0
E. Ramos0.1
Total5.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Gsellman (W, 6-6)6.05321415.441.5722.0
Total6.0532141---
PITCHERSIP
R. Gsellman (W, 6-6)6.0
Total6.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - N. Pivetta 111-74, E. Ramos 11-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - N. Pivetta 5-5
  • Batters Faced - N. Pivetta 25, E. Ramos 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Gsellman 86-62
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Gsellman 7-7
  • Batters Faced - R. Gsellman 24
  • 6TH INNING
    Williams homered to right center, Hernandez scored36
    Hernandez doubled to deep left, Kelly scored16
  • 5TH INNING
    Nimmo hit sacrifice fly to left, Aoki scored06
  • 3RD INNING
    Nimmo hit sacrifice fly to left, Cabrera scored05
  • 2ND INNING
    Gsellman singled to right, Smith scored04
  • 1ST INNING
    d'Arnaud homered to right center, Cabrera scored03
    Cabrera singled to right, Reyes scored01
  • 6TH INNING
    • Ty Kelly hit for Nick Pivetta
    • T. Kelly: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Kelly safe at first on shortstop Cabrera fielding error, Kelly to second
    • C. Hernandez: Hernandez doubled to deep left, Kelly scored
    • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Galvis flied out to deep right, Hernandez to third
    • N. Williams: Ball, Williams homered to right center, Hernandez scored
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Strike looking, Hoskins flied out to center
    • H. Kim: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kim walked
    • T. Joseph: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Joseph struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Edubray Ramos pitching
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reynolds walked
    • Travis Taijeron hit for Robert Gsellman
    • T. Taijeron: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Taijeron struck out swinging
  • 5TH INNING
    • R. Gsellman Pitching:
    • T. Joseph: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Joseph grounded out to third
    • J. Crawford: Ball, Crawford flied out to left
    • C. Rupp: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Rupp lined out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • N. Aoki: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Aoki singled to left
    • A. Cabrera: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Cabrera singled to right, Aoki to second
    • T. d'Arnaud: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, d'Arnaud singled to shallow left, Aoki to third, Cabrera to second
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Nimmo hit sacrifice fly to left, Aoki scored
    • J. Lagares: Strike looking, Strike looking, Lagares flied out to center
    • D. Smith: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Smith fouled out to third
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • R. Gsellman Pitching:
    • N. Williams: Foul, Williams grounded out to third
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Hoskins grounded out to third
    • H. Kim: Ball, Kim flied out to left
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
    • R. Gsellman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gsellman struck out looking
    • J. Reyes: Ball, Strike looking, Reyes grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • R. Gsellman Pitching:
    • N. Pivetta: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pivetta flied out to center
    • C. Hernandez: Hernandez reached on bunt single to pitcher
    • F. Galvis: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Galvis grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Hernandez out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cabrera doubled to right center
    • T. d'Arnaud: Foul, d'Arnaud grounded out to shortstop, Cabrera to third
    • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Nimmo hit sacrifice fly to left, Cabrera scored
    • J. Lagares: Foul, Ball, Ball, Lagares doubled to right center
    • D. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Smith struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • R. Gsellman Pitching:
    • T. Joseph: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Joseph struck out looking
    • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
    • C. Rupp: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Rupp grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • D. Smith: Ball, Smith doubled to right
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
    • R. Gsellman: Ball, Ball, Gsellman singled to right, Smith scored
    • J. Reyes: Ball, Foul, Ball, Reyes flied out to center
    • N. Aoki: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Aoki grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • R. Gsellman Pitching:
    • C. Hernandez: Hernandez singled to left
    • F. Galvis: Pickoff attempt, Galvis reached on bunt single to pitcher, Hernandez to second
    • N. Williams: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Williams reached on fielder's choice to first, Hernandez to third, Galvis out at second
    • R. Hoskins: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • H. Kim: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Ball, Kim flied out to left
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • N. Pivetta Pitching:
    • J. Reyes: Strike looking, Foul, Reyes reached on an infield single to second
    • N. Aoki: Ball, Ball, Reyes stole second, Foul, Aoki grounded out to shortstop, Reyes to third
    • A. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cabrera singled to right, Reyes scored
    • T. d'Arnaud: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, d'Arnaud homered to right center, Cabrera scored
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Nimmo grounded out to second
    • J. Lagares: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Lagares struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)