The New York Mets were defeated by the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 4-3 loss Friday night. The bats couldn’t mess with ex-Yankee Ian Kennedy’s stuff. Jason Bay’s three-hit night was a waste as the Mets lose their third straight game. Dillon Gee struggled with the big inning again, resulting in his fourth loss of the season.

Watching the home run trot isn't new for Gee these days.

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My Reaction:

Let’s begin with Dillon Gee. He pitched five innings allowing four runs on five hits and a walk while striking out three. To sum it up, Gee was a disaster yet again. A righty hurler that looked solid early in the season has now regressed to somewhat of a fifth starter. He tends to lose it all in one inning where he just needs to buckle down and make his pitches. The 25-year old will have to refine his approach in those situations if he wants a spot in the starting rotation come 2012. That stellar 7-0 record has been wiped from my memory.

Jason Bay was an entirely different story. He went 3 for 4, including a double, a run, and an RBI. He’s raised his batting average to .254 in response to his August tear. ┬áIts tough to tell whether he is finally putting it together because each time he hits a hot streak a cold streak follows. I only hope, along with most Mets fans, that he can figure out his hitting struggles this season and improve for the final two seasons on his contract.

Interesting Facts:

  • Angel Pagan is hitting .360 (9 for 25) during his current six-game hitting streak.
  • Since starting the season 7-0, Dillon Gee has come back down to Earth with a 3-4 record.

What’s Next?: The New York Mets continue their series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night at Chase Field. Game Time 8:10 PM on WPIX.

NYM Mike Pelfrey (6-9) 4.53 ERA vs. ARI Daniel Hudson (11-8) 3.83 ERA