Gsellman leads Mets over Braves 5-1, eliminates Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) Robert Gsellman is trying to impress manager Terry Collins and the Mets front office and earn a rotation spot for 2018.

''Just trying to finish strong for these guys so we can have some good momentum heading into next spring,'' he said. ''Just trying to keep it rolling.''

Gsellman didn't allow an earned run over seven innings, pinch-hitter Asdrubal Cabrera had a two-run homer and New York beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Sunday.

Atlanta (67-81) was eliminated from postseason contention and must win its remaining 14 games to avoid a losing record in four straight seasons for the first time since it had seven in a row from 1984-90.

Gsellman (7-7) scattered three hits and struck out three for his best outing since June 10, when he pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings to beat Atlanta. It marked the third time this year and first since May 29 that he lasted seven innings.

Julio Teheran (11-12), who had won his previous four starts, allowed two runs, three hits and four walks in six innings. He became the first Braves pitcher since Greg Maddux from 1996-2003 to make 30 starts in five consecutive seasons.

''Even though I got the loss, I thought I did pretty good,'' Teheran said.

Despite winning the last two games of the series, the Mets have lost 14 of their last 20 road games.

New York took a 2-0 lead in the first when Jose Reyes hit an RBI triple and scored on Amed Rosario's groundout. Phil Evans, who made his major league debut Sept. 8, hit a run-scoring double in the ninth for his first big league RBI, and Cabrera followed with his 13th homer .

Rosario made a pair of errors in the seventh. He bobbled and dropped Johan Camargo's one-out grounder to shortstop when pulling the ball out of his glove, then three pitches later let Dansby Swanson's potential double-play ground bounce under his glove. Jace Peterson followed with an RBI grounder to second, and Kurt Suzuki popped out.

''I thought I worked well out of it,'' Gsellman said. ''I tried to pick up Rosario. We all make mistakes.''

Norichika Aoki had three hits, including a triple, and has reached safely in 18 straight games dating to Aug. 20. Reyes is hitting .341 with 14 RBIs and 22 runs scored over his last 21 games since Aug. 13. His triple gave him 470 extra-base hits with the Mets, surpassing Darryl Strawberry for the No. 2 spot in franchise history.

Mets closer A.J. Ramos had a shaky outing in a non-save situation for the second straight day, allowing a hit and a walk before Suzuki's game-ending grounder.

CLOSE CALL

Teheran fell to his rear after catching Juan Lagares' hard liner to end the sixth after snagging a drive toward his face . He pointed to the sky and walked slowly to the dugout. Teheran was lifted for reliever Sam Freeman to begin the seventh.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: RHP Noah Syndergaard still doesn't know whether he will pitch again for the Mets this season. The 2016 All-Star has been sidelined since tearing a lat muscle in April, and the team had hoped he could pitch this weekend. But after a medical examination on Saturday, Syndergaard was told that he will pitch in a simulated game before the team decides whether he will face Washington this weekend at Citi Field.

Braves: LF Matt Kemp missed his second straight game with recurring hamstring soreness. Kemp will be reevaluated Tuesday. He is hitting .184 with four homers and 11 RBIs in 13 games this month.

UP NEXT

Mets: RHP Matt Harvey (5-5, 6.14 ERA) starts Monday at Miami. He has lost two of three starts this month with a 12.19 ERA and 20 hits allowed.

Braves: RHP Luis Gohara (1-1, 6.30 ERA) is to make his third big league start Tuesday at home against the Nationals. He won at 8-2 last Wednesday at Washington.

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  • W: R. Gsellman (7-7)L: J. Teheran (11-12)
  • HR: NYM - A. Cabrera (13)
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K. Plawecki C40000023.234.318.377.695-1.0
D. Smith 1B30000121.226.281.444.7250.0
A. Rosario SS41110023.265.292.417.7094.0
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  • a-homered for Blevins in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Inciarte CF40100010.305.350.408.7570.5
O. Albies 2B30000111.282.357.466.8230.5
F. Freeman 1B40100011.318.415.6111.0261.5
N. Markakis RF40000011.276.357.390.748-0.5
J. Camargo 3B41200000.307.339.474.8143.0
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L. Adams LF10000010.306.386.500.886-0.5
  • a-walked for Brothers in the 9th
  • b-fouled out for Freitas in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - P. Evans (2)
  • 3B - N. Aoki (2), J. Reyes (7)
  • HR - A. Cabrera (13)
  • RBI - J. Reyes (53), A. Rosario (9), P. Evans, A. Cabrera 2 (52)
  • 2-Out RBI - P. Evans, A. Cabrera 2 (15)
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Freeman (32)
  • RBI - J. Peterson (14)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - N. Aoki (7), A. Rosario (7)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Rosario 2 (5)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - E. Inciarte (7)
  • E - O. Albies (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Gsellman (W, 7-7)7.03100305.221.5329.5
J. Blevins (H, 16)1.00001203.111.363.0
A. Ramos1.01001103.651.321.5
PITCHERSIP
R. Gsellman (W, 7-7)7.0
J. Blevins (H, 16)1.0
A. Ramos1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Teheran (L, 11-12)6.03224704.521.3610.5
S. Freeman1.00001002.801.262.0
A. Minter1.10000302.700.704.5
J. Ramirez0.14331112.661.13-7.5
R. Brothers0.10000107.911.500.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Teheran (L, 11-12)6.0
S. Freeman1.0
A. Minter1.1
J. Ramirez0.1
R. Brothers0.1
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Gsellman 104-73, J. Blevins 19-9, A. Ramos 23-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Gsellman 13-7, J. Blevins 1-0, A. Ramos 1-1
  • Batters Faced - R. Gsellman 26, J. Blevins 4, A. Ramos 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Teheran 102-68, S. Freeman 9-5, A. Minter 18-13, J. Ramirez 21-14, R. Brothers 4-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Teheran 4-7, S. Freeman 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Teheran 25, S. Freeman 3, A. Minter 4, J. Ramirez 6, R. Brothers
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Reyes 2B41110121.240.312.407.7185.0
B. Nimmo LF30000232.268.399.394.7920.5
K. Plawecki C40000023.234.318.377.695-1.0
D. Smith 1B30000121.226.281.444.7250.0
A. Rosario SS41110023.265.292.417.7094.0
J. Lagares CF40000013.245.294.373.667-0.5
P. Evans 3B41110000.273.273.455.7274.0
R. Gsellman P20000100.152.256.152.4081.0
J. Blevins P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-homered for Blevins in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Inciarte CF40100010.305.350.408.7570.5
O. Albies 2B30000111.282.357.466.8230.5
F. Freeman 1B40100011.318.415.6111.0261.5
N. Markakis RF40000011.276.357.390.748-0.5
J. Camargo 3B41200000.307.339.474.8143.0
D. Swanson SS30000013.234.318.334.652-0.5
J. Peterson LF30010001.206.296.291.5871.0
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J. Ramirez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
R. Brothers P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Adams PH00000100.272.318.529.8471.0
M. Johnson PR00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
D. Freitas C20000000.235.235.353.5880.0
b- K. Suzuki PH-C20000003.263.339.494.8330.0
J. Teheran P20000000.154.182.154.3360.0
S. Freeman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
L. Adams LF10000010.306.386.500.886-0.5
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  • a-walked for Brothers in the 9th
  • b-fouled out for Freitas in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - P. Evans (2)
  • 3B - N. Aoki (2), J. Reyes (7)
  • HR - A. Cabrera (13)
  • RBI - J. Reyes (53), A. Rosario (9), P. Evans, A. Cabrera 2 (52)
  • 2-Out RBI - P. Evans, A. Cabrera 2 (15)
BATTING
  • 2B - F. Freeman (32)
  • RBI - J. Peterson (14)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - N. Aoki (7), A. Rosario (7)
FIELDING
  • E - A. Rosario 2 (5)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - E. Inciarte (7)
  • E - O. Albies (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Gsellman (W, 7-7)7.03100305.221.5329.5
J. Blevins (H, 16)1.00001203.111.363.0
A. Ramos1.01001103.651.321.5
Total9.0410260---
PITCHERSIP
R. Gsellman (W, 7-7)7.0
J. Blevins (H, 16)1.0
A. Ramos1.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Teheran (L, 11-12)6.03224704.521.3610.5
S. Freeman1.00001002.801.262.0
A. Minter1.10000302.700.704.5
J. Ramirez0.14331112.661.13-7.5
R. Brothers0.10000107.911.500.5
Total9.07556121---
PITCHERSIP
J. Teheran (L, 11-12)6.0
S. Freeman1.0
A. Minter1.1
J. Ramirez0.1
R. Brothers0.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Gsellman 104-73, J. Blevins 19-9, A. Ramos 23-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Gsellman 13-7, J. Blevins 1-0, A. Ramos 1-1
  • Batters Faced - R. Gsellman 26, J. Blevins 4, A. Ramos 5
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Teheran 102-68, S. Freeman 9-5, A. Minter 18-13, J. Ramirez 21-14, R. Brothers 4-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Teheran 4-7, S. Freeman 2-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Teheran 25, S. Freeman 3, A. Minter 4, J. Ramirez 6, R. Brothers
  • 9TH INNING
    Cabrera homered to center, Evans scored51
    Evans doubled to deep center, Rosario scored31
  • 7TH INNING
    Peterson grounded out to second, Camargo scored, Swanson to second21
  • 1ST INNING
    Rosario reached on fielder's choice to second, Reyes scored, Nimmo to third, Smith out at second20
    Reyes tripled to deep right center, Aoki scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • A. Minter Pitching:
    • D. Smith: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • Jose Ramirez relieved A.J. Minter
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rosario reached on an infield single to third
    • J. Lagares: Foul, Strike looking, Rosario stole second, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Lagares struck out swinging
    • P. Evans: Foul, Evans doubled to deep center, Rosario scored
    • Asdrubal Cabrera hit for Jerry Blevins
    • A. Cabrera: Strike looking, Cabrera homered to center, Evans scored
    • N. Aoki: Strike swinging, Aoki reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • J. Reyes: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Aoki stole second, Ball, Ball, Ball, Reyes walked
    • Rex Brothers relieved Jose Ramirez
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Nimmo struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • AJ Ramos pitching
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Markakis struck out looking
    • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Camargo singled to right
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Swanson lined out to center
    • Matt Adams hit for Rex Brothers
    • M. Adams: Ball, Camargo to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Adams walked
    • Micah Johnson ran for Matt Adams
    • K. Suzuki: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Suzuki grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • A.J. Minter pitching
    • Lane Adams in left
    • J. Reyes: Reyes lined out to center
    • B. Nimmo: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Nimmo struck out looking
    • K. Plawecki: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Plawecki struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jerry Blevins relieved Robert Gsellman
    • L. Adams: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Inciarte struck out looking
    • O. Albies: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Albies walked
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Freeman grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Sam Freeman relieved Julio Teheran
    • P. Evans: Evans grounded out to third
    • R. Gsellman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gsellman walked
    • N. Aoki: Foul, Aoki grounded into double play second to first, Gsellman out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Gsellman Pitching:
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Markakis flied out to left
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Camargo safe at first on shortstop Rosario fielding error
    • D. Swanson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Swanson safe at first on shortstop Rosario fielding error, Camargo to third
    • J. Peterson: Foul, Strike looking, Peterson grounded out to second, Camargo scored, Swanson to second
    • Kurt Suzuki hit for David Freitas
    • K. Suzuki: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Suzuki fouled out to first
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 2 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • J. Teheran Pitching:
    • D. Smith: Ball, Smith grounded out to second
    • A. Rosario: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
    • J. Lagares: Foul, Lagares lined out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Gsellman Pitching:
    • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Foul, Inciarte grounded out to shortstop
    • O. Albies: Foul, Albies fouled out to third
    • F. Freeman: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Teheran Pitching:
    • J. Reyes: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • B. Nimmo: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Nimmo struck out looking
    • K. Plawecki: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Plawecki flied out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Gsellman Pitching:
    • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Peterson grounded out to first
    • D. Freitas: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Freitas grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Teheran: Strike looking, Ball, Teheran grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Teheran Pitching:
    • J. Lagares: Ball, Strike looking, Lagares fouled out to catcher
    • P. Evans: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Evans popped out to third
    • R. Gsellman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Gsellman safe at first on 2nd baseman Albies fielding error
    • N. Aoki: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Aoki singled to center, Gsellman out at third
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • R. Gsellman Pitching:
    • F. Freeman: Strike swinging, Freeman lined out to center
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Markakis grounded out to first
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Ball, Camargo singled to left
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Swanson lined out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Teheran Pitching:
    • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Nimmo walked
    • K. Plawecki: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Plawecki fouled out to right
    • D. Smith: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • A. Rosario: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Gsellman Pitching:
    • D. Freitas: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Freitas lined out to third
    • J. Teheran: Ball, Teheran grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Inciarte singled to center
    • O. Albies: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Albies flied out to center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Teheran Pitching:
    • P. Evans: Evans lined out to center
    • R. Gsellman: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Gsellman grounded out to second
    • N. Aoki: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Aoki tripled to deep left
    • J. Reyes: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Reyes struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Gsellman Pitching:
    • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Camargo grounded out to first
    • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Swanson struck out looking
    • J. Peterson: Strike looking, Peterson grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Teheran Pitching:
    • N. Aoki: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Aoki walked
    • J. Reyes: Reyes tripled to deep right center, Aoki scored
    • B. Nimmo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Nimmo walked
    • K. Plawecki: Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Plawecki struck out looking
    • D. Smith: Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Smith walked, Nimmo to second
    • A. Rosario: Foul, Rosario reached on fielder's choice to second, Reyes scored, Nimmo to third, Smith out at second
    • J. Lagares: Ball, Strike looking, Lagares lined out to right
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Gsellman Pitching:
    • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Inciarte grounded bunt out to third
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Albies struck out looking
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Freeman doubled to deep right
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Foul, Markakis grounded out to second
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)