Dillon Gee looked sharp and Eric Young Jr. closed with some fireworks as the Mets snapped the Royals’ nine-game winning streak in 11 innings tonight.
The Mets got it going right away in the first when David Wright smacked his 16th home run of the year, bringing in Juan Lagares as well to make the score 2-0. The game stayed very quiet for the next six innings.
Wade Davis would be done after five, with a pretty impressive final line: 5IP, 8H, 2ER, 0BB, 5K. He was relieved by the flame-throwing Kelvin Herrera.
Gee pitched seven scoreless and came back out for the eighth but after issuing a leadoff walk to Lorenzo Cain, his night was over. His final line was a very impressive one: 7IP, 3H, 1ER, 2BB, 4K.
Scott Rice took over for Gee, and after nicking Alex Gordon with a too-far-inside fastball, he got Eric Hosmer to ground into a fielder’s choice. Hosmer was the last batter Rice would face. LaTroy Hawkins entered and yielded one run (Gee’s leadoff walk) before getting a ground ball (and ...