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Dillon Gee K’s 12, New York Mets Defeat New York Yankees 3-1 to Sweep Subway Series

May 30th, 2013 at 10:32 PM
By Kyle Brosnan

Get the brooms ready! The New York Mets (22-29) have swept a season Subway Series from the New York Yankees (30-23) for the first time since the series’ inception in 1997. The win extends the Mets’ season-long winning streak to five games. 

Dillon Gee (3-6, 5.68 ERA) put together his best start of the season to earn his first win since May 1. Gee pitched into the eighth inning and gave up one run on four hits. He struck out a career-high 12 and did not walk anyone. Gee retired the last 15 batters he faced and was pulled for every day Scott Rice after just 88 pitches. There had been talk that Gee was in danger of losing his spot in the starting rotation with the imminent promotion of Zack Wheeler from triple-A Las Vegas. Gee’s performance tonight did enough to keep his spot in the rotation for the time being. 

'Dillon Gee on the mound' photo (c) 2011, r0sss - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

Gee outdueled Yankee starter, rookie-lefty Vidal Nuno (L, 1-2, 2.25 ERA). Nuno went six innings and gave up two runs on three hits.

Marlon Byrd opened the scoring with a two-run, upper deck home run in the second inning. Byrd has homered in consecutive games. Robinson Cano hit a solo shot in the third for his fourteenth home run of the season to bring the Yankees within one at 2-1. John Buck added an RBI single off of third base in the eighth to add an insurance run to make the score 3-1. 

Player of the Game

Tonight’s player of the game goes to Met Starter Dillon Gee. Gee’s career high 12 strikeouts helped hold the Yankees to only four hits on the evening and propel the Mets to their fifth straight win.

What’s Next

The Mets fly down to Miami to begin a three-game set against the Miami Marlins Friday night. Shaun Marcum (0-5, 5.77 ERA) starts for the Mets. Jacob Turner makes his season debut for the Marlins after 10 starts at Triple-A New Orleans.

Post-Game Notes

  • Ruben Tejada’s replacement, Omar Quintanilla, went 0-for-2 with a walk and committed an error in the field.
  • Announced attendance: 44,207.
  • Bobby Parnell retired the heart of the Yankee order in the ninth for his ninth save of the season.
Tags: Baseball, Dillon Gee, MLB, New York, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Subway Series

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