New York Mets’ Dillon Gee Overwhelms Minnesota Twins with Impressive Pitching

By Isaac Comelli
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The New York Mets and the Minnesota Twins played a single-game makeup of an early-season game on Monday afternoon, and the Mets’ Dillon Gee stole the show.

The 27-year-old righty showed up in a big way for the Mets as he pitched 7.2 scoreless innings on only six hits and one walk. As the Mets ran away with a 6-1 win, Gee’s only run allowed came on a fielding error by second baseman Daniel Murphy.

The 6-foot-3 Texan dominated the Twins’ batters with a wide array of pitches on his way to nine strikeouts. Although he managed to strike out three of those batters with off-speed pitches, Gee’s fastball was his go-to out pitch. Topping out in the low 90s, Gee’s fastballs do not blow away hitters, but he still managed to get six Twins players to go down on them.

In his third full year with the Mets, Gee has continued to impress baseball fans. Despite a 9-8 record, Gee’s stats imply that he is having a better than average year. With a respectable ERA that has now dropped to 3.60 and enough strikeouts to land in the top 30 for NL pitchers, Gee is reminding other teams that he is a prominent figure in MLB pitching.

If the Mets were a better team and provided Gee with more than just 3.56 runs of support per start — 13th worst in the NL —  his record would likely be much better. Watch for Gee to continue to impress and to make a name for himself in years to come.

Isaac Comelli is a Los Angeles Dodgers writer for Follow him on Twitter @IsaacComelli, “Like” him on Facebook or follow him on Google.

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