Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Gee feels guilty claiming victory
MIAMI -- Dillon Gee felt badly he was awarded Wednesday’s victory.
Gee surrendered three first-inning runs and ultimately was charged with four runs on nine hits and two walks in five innings. He was credited with the win to improve to 2-4 because Jordany Valdespin produced a go-ahead three-run homer in the top of the sixth.
Gee had only thrown 70 pitches when Terry Collins lifted him with a one-run lead for the bottom of the sixth. That was an indication of how badly Gee was struggling with his control. Gee will get an extra day of rest before his next start because of Thursday’s team off-day, so there was no strict pitch limit on him.
“I wasn’t really pleased with anything I did today,” Gee said after the 7-6 victory. “I’m happy the team won. We needed that. That was good. Everybody did a great job. But as far as I’m concerned, I actually almost feel bad for getting a win today.”
Gee’s ERA is now 6.16. He has allowed four or more runs in four of his past five outings.
“It was a battle. That’s what it was,” Gee said about Wednesday’s effort. “I didn’t feel very good in the bullpen and it carried over into the game. I’m glad to throw up some zeroes after that first inning, but I’ve got to do better than that. The guys picked me up.”
Asked to define not feeling good, Gee added: “Sometimes you just don’t feel that good. Your body, you can tell almost in the bullpen that it was going to be a struggle and a battle. I had trouble locating the pitches. Like I said, we won. So that’s good.”