Originally written June 18, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
“I know Dillon Gee, if we bring anybody up that’s going to be a starting pitcher, and we have to take somebody out of the rotation and maybe move them to the bullpen, he would be that guy, because I know he can pitch out of the bullpen.” That is what Terry Collins had to say about Dillon Gee prior to his start against the Yankees in the Subway Series finale just three weeks ago. Coming into that day, Gee was sporting an unsightly ERA of 6.34 after being tattooed for five runs over just five frames earlier that week against the Atlanta Braves. With but a lone quality start on the season and top-prospect Zack Wheeler knocking on the door, Gee’s spot in the rotation was very much in jeopardy. In his four starts since, the Texas native has gone a combined 29.1 frames allowing just five runs while fanning an astounding 32, that is an ERA of just over 1.50 and an 8.0 SO/BB ratio over that stretch. Despite the tough loss last night, Gee has been fantastic in the past three weeks, and is do...
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