KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Dillon Gee stayed positive despite his tough spring for the New York Mets.
The type of outing he had Monday against the Atlanta Braves should make him feel even better.
Gee pitched six scoreless innings and struck out seven as the Mets topped the Braves 7-4. Gee had allowed 11 earned runs in his previous two starts and missed the second half of last season with a blood clot in his right shoulder.
"I've never gotten caught up in spring training," Gee said. "I am just trying to be aggressive. To do well in a big lineup like I did today makes me feel good."
Even though Gee allowed five earned runs in four innings in his last outing against the Houston Astros, Mets manager Terry Collins felt the right-hander turned a corner during that rocky outing.
"He got hit in that last inning, but he finished strong," Collins said. "He came back to the dugout after it was over and said, I'm back.' He showed that today."
Gee went 6-7 with a 4.10 ERA in 17 starts last season ...