The New York Mets weren't supposed to have a very good farm system -- with little-to-no pitching depth and no star talent hitters. One of their most successful pitchers this season, however -- as the Mets continue to be undefeated in his starts this year -- is Dillon Gee, a 25-year-old with just over 70 innings pitched. Gee wasn't highly touted coming up through the minors and not thought to be a very exciting talent, but he has been a diamond-in-the-rough find for the Mets. And he continues to write a very uplifting story.
On Memorial Day, this amazing story continued, with a seven-inning, eight-strikeout performance in which he allowed three runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates, in a 7-3 Mets victory. While he doesn't have big-time stuff, he knows how to pitch and as a result he puts the Mets in the position to win every night. He's now 5-0 on the season
Josh Thole's seventh-inning two-run double broke the 3-3 tie and put Gee in position to win the game, but in addition to Thole's big hit, five Mets had two or three hits in the game, while the bullpen didn't allow a single hit in the two combined innings in relief of Gee. The Mets broke out for 15 hits in the game ... and will need to take advantage of their opponent and keep the momentum rolling this whole series to stay within reach of the .500 mark.
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|New York Mets||0||2||0||0||1||0||2||2||X||7||15||0|
|WP: Dillon Gee (5 - 0)
LP: Daniel McCutchen (1 - 1)