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Mets include left-hander Sean Gilmartin on NLCS roster

New York Mets v St Louis Cardinals

ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 17: Reliever Sean Gilmartin #36 of the New York Mets pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals in the eighth inning at Busch Stadium on July 17, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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The Mets only made one small change on their roster for the NLCS against the Cubs, dropping right-hander Erik Goeddel in favor of left-hander Sean Gilmartin.

Selected from the Twins in the Rule 5 Draft last December, Gilmartin had a nice year out of New York’s bullpen, posting a 2.67 ERA and 54/18 K/BB ratio in 57 1/3 innings over 50 appearances. The 25-year-old actually enjoyed more success against right-handed batters (.597 OPS against) than left-handed batters (.661 OPS against), so he’s not exactly a specialist-type.

Goeddel was hit hard in his lone appearance during the NLDS against the Dodgers, allowing three runs on four hits while failing to record an out. As Mark Simon of ESPN notes, he’s now one of 15 pitchers with a career postseason ERA of infinity.

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