Monday, March 10, 2014
'B' Gee tosses 4 scoreless, Mets slam Fish
By Adam Rubin
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Dillon Gee tossed four scoreless innings and Wilfredo Tovar and Cory Vaughn contributed two-run doubles against Kevin Slowey as the Mets beat the Marlins, 8-0, Monday morning in a "B" game at the Mets' complex.
Gee, who had been working aggressively on his mechanics with Dan Warthen for a week, was thrilled with his performance. He allowed only two infield singles and benefited from a diving catch in right-center by Brandon Nimmo that completed the outing.
The specific adjustment, Gee indicated, involved when he separates his hands during his delivery. The revision helps prevent his arm from dragging during the delivery.
"The ball was coming out of my hand a lot better than normal," Gee said.
Jenrry Mejia followed Gee with two perfect innings. He next is due to start Sunday's game in Las Vegas against the Chicago Cubs.
Jeurys Familia added a no-hit inning.
After the Tovar and Vaughn two-run doubles against Slowey, the Mets upped the lead to 5-0 in the fourth. Nimmo walked, stole second and scored on Danny Muno's single against Steve Cishek.
Matt Clark later added an opposite-field two-run homer against Colby Suggs.