Robert Gsellman solid in return as Mets take rain-shortened win



Robert Gsellman pitched one of his best games of the season and Travis d’Arnaud homered for the first time in almost a month as the Mets beat the Phillies 6-3 in a rain-shortened game at Citi FIeld Wednesday night.


The game was called with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning.


The Mets (60-79) won for just the second time in their last seven games. They have won 18 of their last 21 against the Phillies (53-85).


D’Arnaud hit his first home run since Aug. 8, a two-run homer that highlighted the Mets’ three-run first inning. Brandon Nimmo drove in two runs on sacrifice flies in the third and fourth innings.


Gsellman allowed three runs on five hits, walked one and struck out four in six innings of work.

Travis d'Arnaud's first-inning homer was his first in almost a month.

Travis d’Arnaud’s first-inning homer was his first in almost a month.

(Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)


He worked around trouble in the first inning and cruised into the sixth inning. He got in trouble again when former Met Ty Kelly reached on Asdrubal Cabrera’s throwing error. Gsellman gave up an RBI-double to Cesar Hernandez, who had three hits off him Wednesday night. He gave up a one-out, two-run homer to Nick Williams, but he got out of the inning without any more damage.


Gsellman picked up his first major-league win since June 10 against the Braves.


PLAY OF THE GAME


Asdrubal Cabrera’s backhanded-grab of Nick Williams ground ball and throw to get the first out of the fourth inning.


TURNING POINT


The Mets scored three in the first inning, highlighted by d’Arnaud’s first home run in almost a month.

Asdrubal Cabrera was 3-for-3 at the plate.

Asdrubal Cabrera was 3-for-3 at the plate.

(Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)


STAR OF THE GAME


Gsellman allowed three runs on five hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out four.


UNSUNG HERO


Brandon Nimmo drove in two runs, both with sacrifice flies.


MIA


Matt Reynolds went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts Wednesday night.


UP NEXT


Thursday vs. the Reds, 7:10 p.m.


RHP Tyler Mahle (0-1, 2.45) vs. RHP Matt Harvey (4-4, 5.97)

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