Robert Gsellman rode the D-backs bullpen cart and Noah Syndergaard was loving it
In the seventh inning of Saturday night's game against the D-backs, Mets reliever
Alas, all visionaries are destined to go unappreciated in their own time, and so too was the case for Gsellman. While he saw an opportunity to conserve his energy and ride in style, teammate
As Gsellman told MLB.com's Anthony DiComo, he'd planned on taking a ride on the cart from the very beginning:
"I told him the first day, let me in," he said. "Take me in. He was like, 'All right.' The guy was pretty excited."
But while he appreciated the lift -- "It's comfortable, you know? Nice, soft cushions." -- there's still room for improvement:
I give that ride 3 out of 5 Stars. Driver didn’t offer water, no music playlist, and didn’t carry my glove to the mound. https://t.co/GlKWoE4iWr— Robert Gsellman (@robgsellman) June 17, 2018
Hey, whatever it looked like, it clearly worked: Gsellman threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings as the Mets went on to win, 5-1.