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Dillon Gee Struggles Again as Oakland A’s Beat New York Mets 6-2

August 20th, 2014 at 11:52 AM
By Mike Phillips

Oakland-The results for the New York Mets on offense were a little better yesterday. After being held to only four hits a night for five straight games, the Mets (59-68) got more than four last night. Unfortunately for them, they only got six hits and two runs. That would not be enough as Dillon Gee (L, 4-6) struggled, allowing four runs in 5.2 innings as the Oakland A's (74-51) beat the Mets 6-2.

The Mets grabbed a lead in the top of the fourth inning when Travis d'Arnaud hit a solo homer off of Scott Kazmir. d'Arnaud's 11th homer of the season gave the Mets a 1-0 lead. The lead didn't last long as a sacrifice fly from Alberto Callaspo tied the game in the bottom of the inning. The A's then loaded the bases against Gee, and Coco Crisp unloaded them with a three run triple to put Oakland up 4-1. That run support would be plenty for Kazmir (W, 14-5), who allowed only one run in six innings to pick up his 14th win of the year.

The Mets cut the lead to 4-2 in the seventh on an RBI double from Anthony Recker, but the A's got some insurance in the eighth. Josh Reddick delivered a two run homer (9) off of newly promoted Gonzalez Germen to put the A's up 6-2. That would cap the scoring for Oakland and seal the victory for Oakland.

Player of the Game:

Today's Player of the Game Award goes to A's center fielder Coco Crisp, who went 2 for 5 with three RBI's. Crisp's bases clearing triple in the fourth inning proved to be a back breaker for the slumping Mets.

Post Game Notes:

  • The A's snapped a five game losing streak with this victory.
  • The Mets have now lost three games in a row.
  • Gee is 1-5 with a 5.06 ERA since returning from the disabled list.
  • Jacob deGrom threw a bullpen session prior to the game and reported no problems. deGrom is expected to be activated from the disabled list Saturday.

What's Next:

The Mets and A's will wrap up their brief two game series this afternoon. Zack Wheeler (8-8, 3.49 ERA) will look to pick up his ninth win of the year for the Mets. The A's will counter with Jeff Samardzjia (5-9, 2.96 ERA). First pitch at O.Co Coliseum is scheduled for 3:35 pm.

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