Mets Game Recap: Dillon Gee struggles as Mets lose again

By Ryan Punzalan

For the 47th consecutive game, Dillon Gee threw at least five innings in a game. Unfortunately for him, he picked up the loss in a 5-0 game against the Atlanta Braves.

Game Recap:

The game started off so quickly that it felt like the bottom of the fifth inning began before 8:00 p.m. Well, after a Freddie Freeman home run in the second inning, a 1-0 deficit turned into a 5-0 hole thanks in part to some hard hit balls.

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The Mets had no answers for Julio Tehran, only scrapping out a hit against him through six innings. They were able to tack on three runs in the seventh inning, but were unable to close the gap in the final two frames.

After Gee departed, the Mets received strong relief outings by Alex Torres, Sean Gilmartin and Erik Goeddel, but at the end of it all, their offense wasn’t there to take the game over.

Mets fall to 2-3 and will try to salvage the third game of the series tomorrow afternoon.


  • Lucas Duda, at one point, had the only hits for the Mets. He finished the evening 2-for-5 with a single and a double.
  • Dillon Gee had himself four solid innings before completely faltering in the fifth inning. He eventually completed those five innings, but he allowed five runs on eight hits, which included a home run to Chipper Jones Freddie Freeman.
  • Travis d’Arnaud had two long fly balls to left field, that were caught, but he also drove in a run by getting hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
  • Curtis Granderson is still struggling mightily at the plate. He had no hits, dropping his season average to .063. He did walk, so at least his OBP isn’t too awful.
  • Alex Torres had a strong appearance throwing 11 pitches, eight for strikes, in the sixth inning.
  • Sean Gilmartin pitched an inning and two-third, striking out two batters. He’s been rather impressive through the first week of the season.


Offense, offense, offense. There wasn’t any and there hasn’t been any, with the exception of one game against the Nationals. I know the Mets have faced some tough pitchers, but as stated above, outside of Duda, Wright, and d’Arnaud, the Mets’ lineup is a barren wasteland.

If the Mets are gonna make an impact early this season, they’ll have to hit and they’ll have to do it quickly.

Pitching-wise, the bullpen stepped up in a big spot. With news that Jenrry Mejia would be suspended for 80-games, the Mets could let out a sigh of relief after the bullpen pitched three innings of shutout ball.

Dillon Gee, however, did not step up. He wasn’t fooling the Braves lineup and he got clobbered in the fifth inning. He’s going to have to pitch lights out to get the fans on his sides, but if he doesn’t produce, the Mets could quickly yank him in favor of the young arms in Las Vegas.

Next Up:

The Mets will try to pick up the final game of the series, sending Bartolo Colon to the mound. He’ll face off against Alex Wood.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m.