Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 6/12/12
So far in 2012, National League starting pitchers have a 3.98 ERA. Dillon Gee has a 4.42 ERA, almost exactly identical to last year’s 4.43 mark. Coming into the season, I thought Gee was the weak link in the rotation and someone from whom the Mets needed to upgrade. But despite the similarities in results from a year ago, Gee has made some real strides here in 2012. Now we just need to see if this is a small sample issue or if Gee can be a rotation member on a pennant contender. Things looked bleak for Gee after his start on May 15th, when he was knocked around by the Brewers. His ERA stood at 5.65 – or right in line with the 5.51 ERA in his final 94.2 IP in 2011. But since then Gee has ripped off five straight Quality Starts, with a 2.88 ERA in his last 34.1 IP, over a run better than the average NL starter. This strong stretch has gotten Gee in line with last year’s ERA. But it’s not accurate to say he is pitching like he did a year ago. Gee had a great start in 2011 and then was...
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