Dillon Gee has struggled since return from ASB

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.


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“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.




22 comments
nhmetsfan
nhmetsfan

I think Gee will return to form.He has been consistent for more than a year. In fact, he might as well have a lousy game when the team only gets 2 hits.  

1harris1
1harris1

Gee will be fine. The Mets have bigger problems to worry about these days.

legs3
legs3

You have to love Terry's comment about leaving him in to get the work.  Screw the idea  about winning a game.  That kind of tells you the Met managerial mentality when winning takes a backseat to giving a pitcher getting pounded some work.  we don't have 100 games left Terry.  You must really believe your team has a shot at the playoffs if your concern is not trying to win every ballgame.

Mexpert
Mexpert

Dont worry I'm sure Dan Warthen will fix him. Ron was laughing at the Mets scouting report the game plan sucked.

Vahid Bacchus
Vahid Bacchus

Put this bum on the DL again and strt Dick-K

yankeehater
yankeehater

We needed to sweep SD, take the Sea series (which we did) and then split this series....and go 7-3. Instead we now have to beat Mil 3 in a row (doubtful) just to go 6-4. Basically this is turning into a lost 10 game stretch unless we get lucky these next 3 games.

I like Gee a lot....but I wish he had stayed home for this road trip.

roe71
roe71

Gee has always been a pitcher of halves? He'll either pitch well the 1st. half and not do well the 2nd. or vice versa! He is a simply like Bobby Jones!

JasonMiles
JasonMiles

injury-Short comeback,then ASB. he hasn't had time to get his rhythm together. He's proved what he can do,just needs another start

cleonsvan
cleonsvan

I'm not concerned about Gee. Gee's game is based on pinpoint control. The layoff has hurt him. I'm much more concerned that David Wright is no longer the player he once was. He has definitely started the downward slide. This is what we should be focused on. HIs contract will be an albatross in two years.

Chad Michael
Chad Michael

Gee will be fine, obviously it would be nice to have him back to his old self, especially with the team playing better ball as of late.  I see some people saying this hurts his trade value but I don't think it will matter because I see the Mets making more moves during the offseason.  The trade deadline is more for teams acquiring rental players which the Mets don't really need at this point.

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

I'm not used to a starting pitcher failing like this and it being a turn-off game.

As bad as this season has been overall, and it's been dreadful, think how few games are actually laughers? 

hankypanky
hankypanky

Too bad about the timing. His trade value has slipped.

Kenneth Meltsner
Kenneth Meltsner

This is always a problem with finesse pitchers (especially those not-named Maddux and Glavine). When they can't get their breaking stuff over and have to come in with fastballs things can get ugly in a hurry. Gee has a proven track-record and should be able to right the ship. On the other hand, can we finally just shitcan Dice-K? I really don't care what he 'adds to the bullpen.' Call up Thor or Montero to get some big league seasoning.

Dana Smith
Dana Smith

Gee was fine coming off the DL. He's had these rough starts since the All-Star Break. He looked to right the ship in the 4th inning last night. His problems are visual; He's rushing his delivery, which is throwing his mechanics slightly out of sync, thus he is yanking is fastball, and the breaking ball isnt coming out sharp. The drop in velocity is from the yanking of the fastball. Regardless, with a guy like Dillon, his mechanics need to be nearly perfect to execute all of his pitches.

Jeremy R.
Jeremy R.

"Gee had a rough outing in his previous start against the Padres, his first since being on the disabled list for nearly two months."


His first start was the game vs Atlanta before the ASG, and he was great then... he would've been even rustier then.

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@legs3 The team's down 6-0 after 3 innings vs. the Brewers best pitcher, they've got 3 more games vs. these guys, in the middle of a west coast road trip that has had them playing every day.  Considering they scored all of 1 run, i think TC made the right call....this time.

1harris1
1harris1

Did you think they had any shot of winning that game down 6-0 in the third inning? With their lineup?

Mexpert
Mexpert

@cleonsvan Terry isnt concerned he wasnt concerned about Ike for 2 years he wasnt concerned about Grandy slow start Bay etc. Maybe they need to show concern.

Dana Smith
Dana Smith

@Andrew Vazzano I think he will be fine. He looks like he's a little out of sync, but he looked better in the 4th and 5th innings. I think he will work more on his bullpen day and he will be fine in August and September.

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

The rewrote it not but it's still so clunky and doesn't sound right.  What are we counting backwards from his previous start vs the Pods?

Joe Paulson
Joe Paulson

They brought this up on SNY -- there was a lay-off since that start, so he could have rust but it's shoddy to forget about that start totally. If you are going to talk about it, know basic facts.