Mets RHP Dillon Gee struggled through five innings, giving up six runs to the Brewers during a 9-1 loss in Milwaukee on Thursday night.
Gee had a rough outing in his previous start against the Padres, his second since being on the disabled list for nearly two months.
He has given up five home runs in his two starts since the All-Star break, during which he has a 9.00 ERA.
“There’s no excuses,” Gee said Thursday night. “The ball’s just not coming out right the last couple of starts.”
Prior to going on the DL, he had the fourth-best ERA in baseball among pitchers with at least 175 innings since June 2013.
He started the year 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA.
I’ve been in this situation before,” Gee said. “I’m confident I’ll get it turned around and get back out there and keep us in the ballgame.”
Terry Collins said he left Gee in the game because he needs the mound work, considering how much time he missed the last two months.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
I’m not too worried. Dillon has proven to be a smart pitcher over the last calendar year. He’s not making adjustments like he had been doing during his incredible stretch for a full year before hitting the DL. My hunch is he’s just a bit rusty, probably isn’t feeling his fastball, which is down in velocity. I’m sure he’ll get it back. He missed a ton of time there, sitting idle, waiting for that muscle to get better.
Ordinarily, he would have changed up his game mid start on Thursday. He didn’t, and that tells me didn’t have confidence in his fastball, because he just wasn’t throwing it in situations he normally would. Hopefully, he gets the kinks out soon and gets back on track… I think he will. He’s proven too good over the last year or so to think he’d just lose it overnight.