Dillon Gee’s winning streak came to a close tonight. He walked six batters and four of those occurred in the third inning alone. He couldn’t make it past the fourth inning. Mets pitching allowed seven runs to arguably the worst offense in the American League. The loss puts the Mets 10 1/2 back in the NL East as they fall to 35-38 on the season.

 

Reyes' expression perfectly describes this game. He was 0 for 5.

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My Reaction

To be fair, I think Dillon Gee was getting squeezed early on by the home plate umpire. Many of his pitches were right off the plate and could’ve easily been called strikes. Regardless, Gee was bound to hit a snag at some point this season because he ISN’T immortal. What I’d like to see is how Gee makes the adjustment his next time on the mound against a potent Texas Rangers lineup.

On the offensive side, something crazy occurred in the 6th inning of tonight’s game. Jason Bay launched a home run to left field, which I quickly responded with an incredulous “what?”. Bay hadn’t gone deep since May 13th in Houston and his stats are comparable to Willie Harris, so could you blame me? I’m just hoping that somehow this is a funk that he will eventually bounce back from. His performance over the past two years may be the biggest anomaly in all of baseball.

Outside of Bay, the Mets bats were dull. If this team wants to stick around the .500 mark, they need to score runs when their pitching falters. Otherwise, Sandy Alderson will have some easy decisions come July 31st deadline.

Interesting Facts:

  • Dillon Gee walked six batters which is the most a Mets starter has allowed in a game this season.
  • Jason Bay reached base on every plate appearance. He was 3 for 3, with a triple, home run, and walk.
  • The Oakland A’s rookie 2B Jemile Weeks is the younger brother of Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks.

What’s Next?: The New York Mets will try and the Oakland A’s on Wednesday night. Game Time 7:10 PM on SNY.

NYM R.A. Dickey (3-7) 4.00 ERA vs. OAK Gio Gonzalez (6-5) 2.69 ERA

What do you think? Is Jason Bay finally coming out of his slump? Where do you see his stats at the end of the season?