May 4, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee (35) prepares to pitch in the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Mets defeated the Rockies 5-1.Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

5/4 Game Recap: Dillon Gee Finally Silences Rockies, As Mets Avoid Sweep With 5-1 Victory


Game Recap:

Dillon Gee played stopper Sunday afternoon, ending Colorado’s general abuse of Mets pitching.  Making his 7th start of the season, Gee shut out the Rockies over 6 innings pitched, allowed 6 hits, walked just one, and fanned 5 before departing on the winning side of an eventual 5-1 Mets victory.

With the win, Dillon improved his record to 3-1, and reduced his ERA to a 2.51 mark.  He threw 113 pitches, with 68 (60%) going for strikes.  He faced 2 batters in the 7th inning, and 25 batters overall.  If you’re curious, that averages to 4.52 pitches per batter.

The Rockies scored their lone run in the bottom of the ninth, on an inconsequential home run, and in a non-save situation, hit by Justin Morneau off reliever Jeurys Familia.  Otherwise, the bullpen combined on the final 3 innings, allowed one earned run on 2 hits, walked none, and fanned 3 batters.  Mets pitchers finally held Colorado under double digit hits for the first time in four games.

Scoring Summary:

  • Top 4th inning – Juan Lagares connected on a two out double.  Daniel Murphy followed with another double to score Lagares for a 4-0 Mets lead.
  • Top 7th inning – Chris Young drew a two out walk, and scored on a double by Lucas Duda, for a 5-0 Mets lead.

Highlights:

  • Juan Lagares continued his torrid hitting, going 3 for 5, and connecting on his 4th double of the series, and 7th of the season.  Apparently, Coors Field agrees with him.
  • All 5 Mets RBI were recorded by the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th hitter in the line-up.
  • The Mets were 3 for 12 (.250) with RiSP, and stranded 9 runners on base.

Next:

The Mets are headed to Miami for the final three games of this road trip.

5/5 – Monday, 7:10pm EST, Mets @ Marlins

Jon Niese (2-2) vs. Nate Eovaldi (2-1)

 

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  • Ken Meoni

    Three things………..Gee really is having a great year this year and is the ace of the staff………..Ike Davis continues to hit under .200 with little power. So far, Duda was the better alternative. Nice to see the tv broadcast talking about Campbell. The guy is a super utility player.

    • http://thebrooklyntrolleyblogger.blogspot.com/ MikeLecolant.BTB

      Ike Davis’ fall off remains so ponderous. Remember Kevin Maas of the Yankees? Gee has been out of sight, and continues to prove his rookie debut (2011) was no fluke when he started 7-0, 11-1, and ended the season 13-6. His ERA remained below 4.00 before tiring after his 26th start or so. Since then, he’s arguably been the Mets best pitcher. I just wrote an article – Break Up The Las Vegas 51s – noting that several players, including Campbell are done with AAA, and it’s time for them to hit the big show. Multiple trades need to be considered. The talent exists to secure a major player of impact.