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 pitcherDillon Gee
(35) delivers a pitch against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at O.co 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.
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.
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.