Mets announce Dillon Gee will start on Sunday against Braves

By Ryan Punzalan

What five-man rotation?

Dillon Gee will become a starter, yet again, as he takes the mound on Sunday afternoon against the Braves. Sandy Alderson claims that they’re now going to a “six-man light rotation” meaning that Gee will be inserted into the rotation whenever he can.

Basically,  they’re not going to have Gee pitch every fifth day, but may choose to have him start when they feel that Matt Harvey or any of the other pitchers needs another day to rest.

Gee has started in six games this season, going 0-3 with a 4.50 ERA. After spending most of May on the disabled list, Gee made a return to the rotation on June 3, but looked ineffective against the San Diego Padres, going four innings, allowing four earned runs off eight hits.

With Gee getting the start on Sunday, originally scheduled pitcher, Noah Syndergaard will get the call on Monday as the Mets welcome the Toronto Blue Jays into town.


If this is a matter of lowering the pitch/inning count of Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, or Noah Syndergaard, then so be it. But, as Adam Rubin mentions in a later tweet, be more transparent about it.

This whole herky-jerky treatment of Gee isn’t doing any favors to potential suitors, the die-hard Mets fans, and Gee himself.

I get that you’re trying to establish some sort of value for Gee in an attempt to get valuable pieces in return, but you’re definitely not going to do so by shifting his role around on the team.

Prior to the start of the season, he was slated to begin in the bullpen. Then, after the Zack Wheeler injury, he was named as the fifth starter. After a handful of sub-par starts in April, he was then said to be headed to the bullpen. He got injured, lost his rotation spot to Syndergaard and when he did recover, he was thrown into the rotation again.

After one start, he was demoted to the bullpen, once more. Now, a few days later, he’s back in the rotation.

Hey, Mets management. Make up your mind!

If we’re sick of this episode of musical chairs, I just can’t imagine what’s going on in Dillon Gee’s head (and arm.)