Mets right-hander Robert Gsellman has labrum tear in left shoulder

No Mets pitcher is safe. This time, it’s Gsellman’s turn.

The New York Mets have relied on much-needed starts from a couple of pitchers, including Robert Gsellman. On Wednesday, Gsellman did about all one could be asked against the N.L. East leading Washington Nationals.

However, more bad news came after the game as it was revealed Gsellman has been playing with some degree of a torn labrum in his left (non-throwing) shoulder.

For those wondering why Gsellman wasn’t swinging the bat, here is the obvious reason. According to Adam Rubin, doctors will wait until after the season to determine if Gsellman will require surgery.

The former 13th round pick has done an admirable job along with Seth Lugo of filling in with the rash of injuries that has struck the Mets’ rotation.

Gsellman dealt a strong game Wednesday afternoon, going 5.2 scoreless innings before turning it over to the pen in an eventual 1-0 loss. He allowed five hits and one walk while striking out four and lowering his ERA to 3.08 after five Major League appearances (four starts).

It’s another tough pill to swallow for Mets fans who have already seen injury after injury hit this club. While there is a small silver lining that a determination on Gsellman won’t be made until after the season, it’s been a microcosm of how things have gone throughout the year.

Gsellman wasn’t thought of to be a factor in September at the start of the season, but has pitched above most expectations.

The Mets have what on paper looks like a very easy stretch of games — all against teams with losing records. While the wins have been more plentiful lately, there is nothing guaranteed these last couple of weeks.

New York does have a home series against Minnesota next, and the Twins have the worst record in baseball.

The Twins series comes at a perfect time, with the Cardinals and Giants facing each other in a four-game set.

However, this news about Gsellman is just another reminder that even if the Mets are successful in making the playoffs, it’s going to be very difficult to replicate their run from 2015, especially if Steven Matz and/or Jacob deGrom can’t return.

As presently constituted, the Mets may be finding themselves firmly against the odds of repeating as National League champions.

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No Mets pitcher is safe. This time, it’s Gsellman’s turn.

The New York Mets have relied on much-needed starts from a couple of pitchers, including Robert Gsellman. On Wednesday, Gsellman did about all one could be asked against the N.L. East leading Washington Nationals.

However, more bad news came after the game as it was revealed Gsellman has been playing with some degree of a torn labrum in his left (non-throwing) shoulder.

For those wondering why Gsellman wasn’t swinging the bat, here is the obvious reason. According to Adam Rubin, doctors will wait until after the season to determine if Gsellman will require surgery.

The former 13th round pick has done an admirable job along with Seth Lugo of filling in with the rash of injuries that has struck the Mets’ rotation.

Gsellman dealt a strong game Wednesday afternoon, going 5.2 scoreless innings before turning it over to the pen in an eventual 1-0 loss. He allowed five hits and one walk while striking out four and lowering his ERA to 3.08 after five Major League appearances (four starts).

It’s another tough pill to swallow for Mets fans who have already seen injury after injury hit this club. While there is a small silver lining that a determination on Gsellman won’t be made until after the season, it’s been a microcosm of how things have gone throughout the year.

Gsellman wasn’t thought of to be a factor in September at the start of the season, but has pitched above most expectations.

The Mets have what on paper looks like a very easy stretch of games — all against teams with losing records. While the wins have been more plentiful lately, there is nothing guaranteed these last couple of weeks.

New York does have a home series against Minnesota next, and the Twins have the worst record in baseball.

The Twins series comes at a perfect time, with the Cardinals and Giants facing each other in a four-game set.

However, this news about Gsellman is just another reminder that even if the Mets are successful in making the playoffs, it’s going to be very difficult to replicate their run from 2015, especially if Steven Matz and/or Jacob deGrom can’t return.

As presently constituted, the Mets may be finding themselves firmly against the odds of repeating as National League champions.

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