New York Mets
The New York right-hander threw it anyway. It cost him the game.
Heisey, pinch hitting for Johnny Cueto with two outs in the seventh inning of a 1-1 game Saturday, got a half-hearted fastball from Gee and drove it 378 feet into the left-field seats to lift the Reds to a 2-1 win.
“I didn’t go with what we discussed,” Gee said. “In my mind, I wasn’t completely behind that pitch. I should’ve stepped off.”
Gee (6-7) strung together five shutout innings before Todd Frazier launched a first-pitch slider 418 feet over the center-field fence for his 25th homer of the season and second solo home run in fewer than 24 hours. Gee and manager Terry Collins gave credit to Frazier for his game-tying shot.
“That wasn’t a terrible pitch to Frazier,” Gee said. “He’s got power. He’s hit a lot of home runs. That’s not the one I’m thinking about.”
“That wasn’t that bad of a pitch,” Collins said. “He one-handed it.”