NY (8-12) has scored just 28 runs in that stretch, during which it has taken seven losses by three runs or fewer.
Five-run deficits are always hard situations for an offense, but Gsellman's dud came on an unfortunate night since Teheran has a history of squashing the Mets. Syndergaard shut down the Braves in his first start this season, allowing no runs over six innings while racking up seven strikeouts, so he makes for a solid play Thursday.
Tyler Flowers tied a career high with four RBIs Wednesday night, when six Atlanta Braves players collected at least two hits apiece in a 8-2 rout of the New York Mets in a battle of skidding teams at Citi Field. When asked why, Collins said "because I wanted to" and insisted he never said Gsellman would be skipped, though even the Mets' official Twitter account was promoting Syndergaard as Wednesday's starter.
Gsellman began the game with four hits allowed, two walks and his own throwing error. The NYM attack posted five hits and walked four times with Neil Walker and Rene Rivera knocking in runs while Asdrubal Cabrera and Juan Lagares scoring. I just need to [be ready] for the game from the beginning and get guys out instead of walk people in the first inning and give up hits.
Schumer joins officials working on US-Canada dairy dispute
That balance has been upended by the surge of milk-protein imports, a glut of skim milk and underinvestment in dairy processing. Schumer said the National Ingredients Strategy in Canada is putting US dairy farmers at a disadvantage.
Markakis finished with three hits.
Cespedes had been out since getting a cramp in his left hamstring last Thursday, and d'Arnaud caught for the first time since bruising his right wrist a week ago. Not to mention first basemen Lucas Duda and Wilmer Flores have made their way to the disabled list, too. Braves 2B Brandon Phillips left after the first inning due to a sore left groin.
"Woke up the next day feeling good as new", he said.
FILE - In this April 9, 2017, file photo, New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard reacts after striking out Miami Marlins' Dee Gordon with two runners on base to end the top of the fifth inning of a baseball game in New York.