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Gee a whiz, but gets no-decision

7/23/2013

NEW YORK -- Dillon Gee said he never thought about the possibility of throwing a no-hitter Monday against the Atlanta Braves.

Dillon Gee

Dillon Gee

#35 SP
New York Mets

2013 STATS

  • GM20
  • W7

  • L7

  • BB35

  • K92

  • ERA4.07

“I don’t ever think that,” said Gee, who took the bid into the seventh inning before surrendering a leadoff single to Freddie Freeman. “I was just trying to win a game, really. No-hitters, I feel like, it’s a lot of luck involved in that. There’s really nothing on my mind at that point.”

Gee again was deprived of a win against the Braves in hard-luck fashion.

Five weeks after taking a shutout bid into the ninth and surrendering a two-run walk-off homer to Freeman at Turner Field, the Mets again lost 2-1. This time, it came after Gee departed, having contributed seven scoreless innings.

“I mean, it’s always tough to lose,” Gee said, downplaying any particular sting from those two Mets losses.

Gee was particularly pleased to escape what became a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the seventh. He coaxed a grounder from Chris Johnson that resulted in a forceout at the plate, then struck out pinch-hitter Joey Terdoslavich.

“That was satisfying, because I wasn’t doing that at all early in the year,” Gee said. “I was getting into jams like that and they would kind of blow up on me. So it was nice to get out of one for once and keep us in the game.”

As for his potential to throw a no-hitter, Gee said: “For me to … get a no-hitter, it would just have to be an extremely, extremely lucky day for me.”