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Game Recap: Gee Inconsistent as A’s top Mets, 6-2

By Miss_Met

On Tuesday night in Oakland, the Athletics defeated the Mets by a score of 6-2.

August 19, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher

Dillon Gee

(35) delivers a pitch against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Dillon Gee took the hill for New York and was not on top of his game, surrendering four runs on eight hits and two walks in his 5.2 innings of work.

Former Mets farmhand Scott Kazmir, meanwhile, was dominant for Oakland, lasting six innings and allowing only one run on four hits with six strikeouts.

Game Recap:

In both the first and the second inning, the Mets had two on and one out, but were unable to do damage; their continued lack of offense was the story of the night.

Gee ran himself into trouble in the third after allowing singles to Alberto Callaspo and Coco Crisp. John Jaso then singled to load the bases, but Gee struck out Josh Donaldson to keep the game scoreless.

Travis d’Arnaud led off the fourth inning with a solo home run, his 12th of the year.

The As had the bases loaded for the second consecutive inning when Stephen Vogt singled, Derek Norris doubled, and Josh Reddick walked in the bottom of the fourth. With one out, Callaspo hit a sac fly to tie the game at one. Then, after a walk to Eric Sogard, Crisp delivered the big hit with a three-run triple to make it 4-1.

Gee was able to settle down, throwing 110 pitches into the sixth before getting relieved by lefty Josh Edgin — who pitched 1.1 hitless innings.

Wilmer Flores led off the seventh with a double off reliever Ryan Cook, and two batters later, Anthony Recker hit a double of his own to cut Oakland’s lead to 4-2.

The game broke open in the eighth when Josh Reddick hit a two-run shot off newly recalled Gonzalez Germen.

Relievers Eric O’Flaherty, Luke Gregerson, and Sean Doolittle sealed the win for the As, allowing just one hit combined.

Game Notes:

The Mets snapped their streak of five straight games with four or fewer hits, which had matched the longest streak in the majors since 1900.

D’Arnaud is now 5th among catchers in the NL with his 12 home runs.

Up Next:

The Mets will look to split their two-game set with the As tomorrow afternoon at Coliseum. Zack Wheeler (8-8, 3.49 ERA) will face Jeff Samardzija (5-9, 2.96) at 3:35pm ET.

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