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Mets Top 10 Wins of 2016, #5 – August 23 against Cardinals

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Aug 23, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Robert Gsellman (65) pitches in his Major League debut to a St. Louis Cardinals batter during the first inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 23, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Robert Gsellman (65) pitches in his Major League debut to a St. Louis Cardinals batter during the first inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
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Our Top 10 wins of 2016 countdown continues with #5, Gsellman’s first career win against the Cardinals.

For #10, click here.

For #9, click here.

For #8, click here.

For #7, click here.

For #6, click here.

I chose this game for the impact it had in the wild card race as well as the tone it set for the rest of the season. This will forever be known as the Gsellman game, for Robert Gsellman stepped up big time in a pennant race in his major league debut, providing the stability that Jon Niese frankly never could (warning: there may be some backhanded Niese insulting in this post.) That calm, and collected California cool was front and center, as the rookie gave the Mets every opportunity to take control of the game, which they did.

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