Through seven starts this season, Dillon Gee has done his part to fill the void left by the injured Matt Harvey at the top of the Mets rotation. Along with Jonathon Niese, Gee has anchored the staff, going 3-1 with a 2.51 ERA while averaging 6.2 innings per start. In addition to saving the bullpen, Gee is also giving the Mets a chance to win each time out, posting five quality starts already this year.
Despite not earning a decision in his first three starts, Gee has factored into his last four and has pitched has pitched lights out in that span, to the tune of a 0.66 ERA. Allowing just two runs on 19 hits, Gee has also struck out eighteen while walking only seven in the four starts, which date back to April 16 in Arizona. With a little more run support, his record could be even better, although the Mets are outscoring their opponents 31-23 in games which Gee starts, with his only loss coming in a 3-0 shutout against St. Louis on April 22.
At his current pace, Gee is pitching to career lows in WHIP (1.050) and hits per nine innings (6.8). Among his fellow Mets starters, Gee ranks first in wins (3 – tied with Jenrry Mejia) and innings pitched (46.2), while ranking second on the club in ERA and WHIP. As long as he can stay healthy after blood clot issues prematurely ended his 2012 season, Gee should continue to lead the Mets staff as we head into Summer.
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