Gee Rocked, Parnell Blows Another One; Mets Lose 8-7

An article by posted on September 4, 2011

Game Summary

Dillon Gee got rocked with homeruns as he let up three in his five innings of work. The bullpen is good except for Parnell. Mets bats did all they could do. Mets lose in walk-off fashion, 8-7.

Game Notes

The rookie, Dillon Gee, had quite the set back today. After such a decent rookie season, he really got rocked by the Nationals offense, and especially the long ball. Only five innings under his belt and he gave up six runs on eight hits, three homeruns, and one walk on 96 pitches. He did record six strikeouts in the game as well. But no longer being in the comfortable space in Citi, Gee gave up three long balls. One to our old friend, Roger Bernadina, Ian Desmond, and even the opposing pitcher Tom Milone. Gee walks away with a no decision and a 4.48 ERA. He’ll get a rotation spot next year just because the number of wins he has, and the limited number of ML ready starters, but I’m not that sold on Gee. I know he’s a rookie and yes he has double digit wins, but I just don’t think he’s at the hype some people have with him. He has a 4.48 ERA and some people are putting him in the ROY contention. I just don’t see it.

Beato and Herrera combine for an inning pitched. Acosta pitched a great two innings with no hits, one walk, and five of the six outs being strikeouts. I’d happily welcome him back next year. Parnell blows another save giving up two hits, and two walks with only recording one out. Your closer ladies and gentlemen! Get off my team Bobby.

Mets continue to put the ball over the fence of late. Nick Evans hits a homerun off starting pitcher Tom Milone (also Duda’s former college teammate). Evans continues to hit well now that he has a chance to show what he’s got. Possible bench guy for Ike and Duda next year against lefties.

Also, a rare Jason Bay homerun, his tenth of the season. Now he only owes us the twenty from last year and at least twenty more this year. However, he continues to have the lowest average in the lineup.

Turner and Pagan both have a multi-hit game. Pagan had two RBIs, and Turner only struck out once this game. Positives for both.

Wright and Paulino each had one hit in the game.

Duda 0-3 with an RBI.

Game Goat

Bobby freakin’ Parnell

Up Next

Mike Pelfrey goes up against for Met, Livan Hernandez as the Mets continue their series with the Nationals. Game time is 1:35 PM.

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