Reyes Homers, Gee Dominates, Mets Topple Pirates 8-1
Dillon Gee had another stellar outing, going eight innings and the Mets offense kept it rolling in the 8-1 slaughter of the Pirates
Dillon Gee had another outstanding inning, and outside of a troublesome first inning, Gee pitched masterfully. Gee’s final line was eight innings, one run allowed on eight hits with NO walks and five strikeouts. Gee did receive some help from his defense with some great plays by Jose Reyes and Daniel Murphy, but Gee was great today. What more, is Gee’s record is 7-0 and he has lowered his ERA to 3.05.
Tim Byrdak cleaned up the ninth after Gee had already reached 100 pitches and struck out Neil Walker, gave up a hit to Lyle Overbay and got pinch-hitter Wyatt Toregas to ground into a game-ending double play.
As was mentioned in the broadcast, if Gee keeps this up, an All-Star selection isn’t out of the question. He is the only undefeated starter in the majors and has been consistent.
The offense today struck early, with a first inning run brought in by an Angel Pagan RBI groundout. Lucas Duda, fresh off the bus from Buffalo hit an RBI single to center that scored Angel Pagan, and then advanced to third on the throw to the plate that got passed the catcher. Josh Thole would knock him in with a single, and after that Justin Turner hit a laser off of Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton to score Ruben Tejada and Dillon Gee. For some salt in the wound, Carlos Beltran hit a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Jose Reyes. Lucas Duda would add a sacrifice fly of his own in the fifth, and Mr. Jose Reyes sent a shot out of the yard in the sixth for his second HR of the year.
The offense today just kept piling on single after single, and the bleeding wouldn’t stop
Josh Thole – 3 for 5 with an RBI. A bad baserunning play lead to Thole being caught in a rundown, and him being slow lead to him being forced out on a bunt.
Daniel Murphy – 1 for 5, stranded five. Not a great day for Murph with the lumber. With the leather? Very good.
Angel Pagan – 2 for 5 with two runs and an RBI. Nice Angel
Top of the fourth eruption.
Dillon Gee and Jose Reyes get the game ball. Reyes was setting the table all day, and is locked in right now. Dillon Gee is doing about the same.
The Mets will look to keep the momentum going, sending R.A. Dickey to the mound to face the Pirates and James McDonald. Game time is 7:05 P.M.
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