If Mets starter Dillon Gee had put his glove over his head and started crying on the mound, it truly would have been a glimpse back at my Little League days. To Gee’s credit, he did not cry–but I’m sure many Mets fans did while witnessing the Phillies hit parade and by far the worst outing of Gee’s career. Dillon Gee hurled 3.6 innings, giving-up 7 hits, 8 earned-runs, 6 walks (1 intentional), and 3 strikeouts. Needless to say, Gee looked more like a victim on Law & Order SVU than a Major League pitcher last night.
In addition, Ryota Igarashi did quite stop the bleeding. Igarashi entered the game with the bases loaded, and immediately surrendered a hit to Carlos Ruiz–allowing two runners to score. The reliever got Wilson Valdez to groundout afterward, but the damage was done. Igarashi pitched a solid 5th innng, but allowed a two-run Hunter Pence homerun in the 6th. His final line was 2.3 innings, 4 hits, 2 earned-runs, 0 walks, and 1 strikeout.
Aside from Gee and Igarashi’s horrendous performances, the Mets bats didn’t do anything to help his cause. Mets hitters were shut-out over 7 innings by Cliff Lee, and then another 2 innings by David Herndon. David Wright, Lucas Duda, and Ruben Tejada were responsible for the Mets sole 5 hits–none of which were extra-base hits.
Unlike the Mets broadcast team’s view of leaving Gee in to see if he can get out of the mess he created, I’ve never seen a pitcher walk 3 batters in an inning, and still left in. Terry Collins should receive some flak for his decision.
Regardless, few fans seriously thought the Mets would beat Cliff Lee, but this loss certainly shows the difference between the Mets and their “division rivals.”
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