Dillon Gee struggled in five innings, and the bullpen struggled in the ninth as the Mets lost 6-5.
Dillon Gee had a bad outing today, and was victimized by three home runs. Gee’s final line: Five innings, five runs on six hits with three walks and three strikeouts. Whether it was a product of bad control or just good hitting, it isn’t to be seen but Gee couldn’t get by on smoke and mirrors today.
Carrasco, Acosta, Byrdak & Parnell provided three scoreless innings, allowing two hits and three walks, striking out three. Control hasn’t been a strong suit amongst the Mets as of lately, but have been enough to stop the bleeding in most cases. Until the ninth, when Parnell allowed a walk and an RBI single to Chipper Jones.
The offense existed in spurts, but not much of note. Pagan, Murphy, Gee had an RBI each and Willie Harris had a two-RBI day filling in for Jose Reyes after his hamstring tightened up. Today was a game of injuries, as Daniel Murphy went down with a knee injury as well. The offense has actually had some spark to it the last two games, but the bullpen has not been able to hold a consistent game and have been troubled.
With the loss of Jose Reyes and now Daniel Murphy, the Mets will really be fielding a patchwork lineup, and one wonders if Sandy Alderson will make any moves to sure up his lineup.
When Bobby Parnell gave up the RBI single in the ninth. If the Mets could’ve rallied in the ninth, it would’ve been a good situation but the bullpen didn’t buy them that luxury.
Jason Bay – 3 for 3 with two walks and three runs. Good day for Jason Bay.
The Mets will begin a series against the Padres and will send Mike Pelfrey to the mound against Tim Stauffer. Game time is 7:10 P.M.