Gee on outing: 'How not to pitch'

March, 14, 2013
3/14/13
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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Dillon Gee struggled to come up with any lesson from his performance Thursday against the Detroit Tigers.

“How not to pitch,” he eventually deadpanned.

Gee walked four, hit two batters and uncorked three wild pitches while lasting only two innings. He surrendered six earned runs, including a two-run single to Miguel Cabrera and two-run homer to Matt Tuiasosopo. Gee threw 53 pitches (24 strikes).

“Your guess is as good as mine what happened today, but we’ll figure it out,” Gee said. “… I don’t know what happened. It reminded me of 2011. My first loss, against the A’s, I couldn’t throw a strike. I walked like four or five guys. Some days I don’t know what happens. I literally cannot throw the baseball anywhere I want it to go. It happens.”

Gee said he did not care to throw additional pitches in the bullpen after the outing. He instead just wanted to turn the page on a lousy day.

“I didn’t want to,” Gee said. “I wanted to get away from it a little bit.”

Asked if any one pitch gave him trouble, he said: “All of them. Terrible.”
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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