Gee Fires Seven Strong Innings En Route To 5-2 Mets Win Over Atlanta
Dillon Gee turned in yet another great start for the Mets today against the Atlanta Braves en route to a 5-2 Mets victory. Gee, who has been one of the National League’s top pitchers recently, kept that streak going today by stifling the Braves through seven innings.
He allowed just four hits, resulting in one earned run, and struck out five. After a month of August where he went 3-1 with a 2.14 ERA, he started off September with a bang. Gee has gone at least six innings in each of his last 10 starts, including this one, and has no allowed no more than four runs. He picked up his 11th win today and dropped his ERA to 3.53.
The only other run surrendered by Mets pitching today was a home run via newcomer Vic Black — but he was pitching his THIRD straight game…nice job, Terry Collins. Black induced three other pop-ups otherwise and looked okay otherwise.
Now don’t get me wrong — I know he only came in for one out each in the first two games, but I’m thinking about the stress of warming up for a game and then pitching in three straight games. I’m just a little extra worried with our young pitching after Harvey — and personally, Black’s rotation looks to be a high-stress one on the arm. I’m not predicting anything, I just think Black is going to be a nice part of our future and I’m cautious.
That being said, the Mets offense took care of business otherwise, with Andrew Brown and Lucas Duda each slamming home runs in this one. Brown got the Mets started early with a two-run shot and Duda added a line drive solo shot as part of a three run inning in the third. Gee and Lagares added runs as well.
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