Gee gets bailed out by Mets batters

April, 5, 2014
Apr 5
NEW YORK -- Dillon Gee appropriately suggested the storyline was elsewhere after the Mets rallied for a 6-3 walk-off win on Ike Davis’ grand slam Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds.

“Forget about me today,” said Gee, who allowed three runs on six hits and a walk in 7 1/3 innings. “I give up a lead late in the ballgame like that and they battled all day, come back twice and pick me up. To see Ike do that and the guys just grind it out in the ninth inning, it was just a great win for everybody.”

After Curtis Granderson staked the Mets to a 2-1 lead with a sixth-inning homer, Gee gave it back.

In the eighth, Brandon Phillips belted a two-run homer on Gee’s 100th pitch. It would have been Gee’s last batter regardless of the outcome of that at-bat, Terry Collins noted.

“It’s tough to put into words how frustrating it is,” Gee said about Phillips’ homer. “You just want to break something at that point really.”

Said Collins: “We made a bad pitch. He left it in. We wanted to go away on him to see if we could get a groundball.”

Gee has yet to receive a decision through two starts this season. He has a 4.50 ERA.

“Dillon is keeping us in ballgames,” Davis said. “His first two starts have been really good. He’s going to get his wins. He’s got a lot more starts ahead of him. The way he’s pitching, he’s looking like he’s going to have a good year.”
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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