Sean Gilmartin: 2015 NL Champion Mets Relief Pitcher (2015 - 2017) & Kayleigh McEnany's Husband

Sean Patrick Gilmartin was born May 8th, 1990, at Thousand Oaks, California. The six-foot two left hander attended Florida State University where he was originally drafted as an outfielder.

He made the full transition to pitcher where he was voted Freshman All American for the Seminoles. He was first drafted by the San Diego Padres but did not sign in 2008.

By his junior year he was once again All American & was drafted in the first round by the Atlanta Braves (the 28th pick overall).

He was traded to the Minnesota Twins organization in 2013 for Ryan Doumit. In December 2014 he was drafted by the New York Mets in the Rule V draft.

Throughout his minor league career, he was mostly used as a starter, getting to AA & AAA ball by 2012. In 2014 he struck out 133 batters in 145 innings going 9-7 between AA New Britian & AAA Rochester.

Mets Career: Gilmartin made the Mets bullpen out of Spring Training 2015. He was primarily used as a late inning reliever, who threw four pitches: a fastball, a curveball, a changeup and an occasional slider only to left-handed hitters. On April 10th he debuted, pitching 2/3 of an inning of a 5-3 loss at Atlanta against the Braves. 

On April 14th he recorded his first hold in a win against the Philadelphia Phillies. On April 21st Gilmartin finished up a 7-1 Mets win over the Braves at Citi Field. 

In May he finished up two Mets losses, while making ten appearances that month.

On June 14th he earned his first victory, as the Mets rallied from behind to beat the Atlanta Braves 10-8 at Citi Field & remain in first place. In that game he pitched two scoreless innings striking out three & walking one. On June 19th, Gilmartin came into the game inheriting two base runners holding a 1-0 Mets lead over the Braves. He gave up a two run double to Jace Peterson earning a blown save, in a 2-1 loss in Atlanta.

First Career Hit: On July 19th, in a long five-hour, fifty-five minute-18 inning game in St. Louis, Gilmartin got his first major league hit. He came to bat leading off the 16th inning & drove a base hit to center off Carlos Martinez. Gilmartin also pitched three scoreless of the 3-1 Mets win.

In August as the Mets got hot with their new acquisitions of Yoenis Cespedes, Juan Uribe & Kelly Johnson, everyone seemed to benefit. On August 21st Gilmartin pitched 2.1 innings of work earning the 14-9 victory in Colorado against the Rockies.

On August 24th, in his longest relief outing of the year he earned his third victory of the season, coming in a 16-7 Mets win against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Leading off the 6th inning, Sean got his second career base hit a single off Justin De Fratus & then scored a run-on Daniel Murphy's HR.

In September he began with a hold on September 2nd in a 9-4 win over Philadelphia.  
On October 1st he got his first career start, one of just three in his career in order to give the Mets starting staff some rest in preparation of the upcoming post season. In five innings of work, he allowed two runs on three hits taking the 3-0 loss to the Phillies. 

He ended the 2015 Mets NL Pennant season 3-2 with a 2.67 ERA. He struck out 54 batters & walked 18 in 57.1 innings of work in 50 appearances, finishing off 13 games.

2015 Post Season: Gilmartin made one post season appearance. In Game #2 of the World Series, he faced two batters in the 8th inning of the Mets 7-1 loss to the Royals.

2016 Mets Wild Card Season: In his first outing in Spring Training 2016 he pitched three scoreless innings, allowing four hits with two strike outs in a start against the Atlanta Braves on March 6th. 

The rest of his Spring wasn't bad, but he lost out the final bullpen job to Jim Henderson & started out 2016 at AAA Las Vegas.

In AAA Las Vegas, he went 4-1 with a 2.48 ERA. He made appearances with the Mets sporadically through the season. He had two appearances in May, then three in both June& August. In September he was added to the 40-man extended roster. 

On September 24th, he made a start to help the Mets rotation but was rocked for five runs by the Phillies at Citi Field, including a three run HR from Maikel Franco taking the loss, which came in a tight wild card race with the Mets & Giants tied & St. Louis just one game back. It was his last game of the year.

Overall, in 14 games he was 0-1 with a 7.13 ERA. He had 11 strike outs & seven walks in 17.2 innings of work in 14 appearances.

2017: Gilmartin began the year in Las Vegas & was up & down three different times in the month of April He made one appearance, finishing off an April 16th loss to the Phillies. 

He was recalled back up to the Mets staff on April 28th but had just one more appearance. 
spent time at AA Memphis & AAA Las Vegas going 2-2 with a 7.05 ERA for the 51s.

Post Mets Career: In 2018 Gilmartin signed with the Baltimore Orioles, going 1-1 in 12 games with a 3.00 ERA. 

In Spring Training 2019, he allowed three runs in three innings with an ERA of 9.00. He did not go North with the O's.

He did join the club later that season for one game, taking a loss where he allowed five runs in 2.1 innings of work.

Gilmartin signed with the Rays & got into two games of the 2020 Covid19 shortened season.

Career Stats: In his six-year career, Gilmartin is 4-5 with a 4.34 ERA, striking out 90 batters, while walking 43 in 81 appearances.

In 2021 he signed with the Long Island Ducks. On June 29th, 2021, his contract was purchased by the Minnesota Twins. He played at AA Wichita where he was the oldest player in the league.

Trivia: Sean Gilmartin was notorious for use of high stirrups & socks on his baseball uniform, as well as the elaborate way he dresses into them.

Family: Gilmartin is married to conservative political commentator, author & former White House Press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany. Kayleigh was brilliant in her role as press secretary always having an answer for the liberal media's stupidity. 

She worked as National Press Secretary from 2019 - 2020 then served as White House Press Secretary from April 2020 to January 2021 under President Donald Trump. 

She is currently a Fox News on air personality & a cohost of Outnumbered.

Sean & Kayleigh have two children, a daughter Blake born in 2019 & a son, Nash born in 2022.


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