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Gee's hot start part skill, part luck

There's no doubt he's better on the mound, but there's more to the rookie's 7-0 record

Updated: June 20, 2011, 11:31 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

Rookie Dillon Gee's win total ranks in the top 10 in the National League. His 2.86 ERA ranks 14th. And, oh, he's unbeaten in 2011.

Just how has Gee raced to a 7-0 start entering Tuesday's series-opening outing opposite Oakland Athletics left-hander Josh Outman at Citi Field? Gee has overcome a lack of anything exceptional in his pitching repertoire with pinpoint control -- placing the ball where he intends and minimizing mistakes.

"He's not a real hard thrower. ...

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