Mets Overcoming Injury Odds
Every team in Major League Baseball has to deal with injuries. Some more than others. I've never seen anything like what the Mets are going through right now. The latest blow came this past week when infielder Neil Walker who is dealing with a herniated disc in his back was forced to miss time. Walker has 22 home runs and 55 RBI in his first season with the Mets. You would think that's another player you just cannot afford to lose, but somehow the "other New York team" is still winning games. And that's because young players keep stepping up. On Saturday, it was 23 year old right handed rookie Robert Gsellman who, in just his second start ever, allowed just one run in six innings v.s. the Cardinals. The Mets have now won 10 of their last 14 games and are in the thick of a wild card hunt. Given all that they've gone through between opening day and now, I don't think anyone could have seen that coming.