Last night in Washington, Dillon Gee earned the win after allowing two runs and six hits in 7 2/3 innings.
Gee’s ten wins are a team-high.
“We’ve had some injuries this year, it’s not like I’m the only guy pitching well,” Gee said. “The whole staff is pitching very well, but [the wins lead] is nice.”
15 of the 20 balls in play against Gee were hit on the ground.
“Lately, I’ve felt like I’ve been more of a fly-ball pitcher, and all of a sudden tonight I get I don’t know even how many ground outs,” Gee said. “It seemed like a lot. I guess maybe the sinker was working. I was pitching down in the zone, so that helps.”
In 17 starts since May 30, Gee is 8-3 with a 2.47 ERA – he’s averaging nearly seven innings per start, he’s held hitters to a .239 average against, and he’s issued 14 walks while allowing 14 home runs over that span.
“My main goal coming into this year was make every start and try to get to 200 innings,” Gee said. “If I do that, by the end of the year, if I can finish strong, then I will feel good about the year.”
Gee is now 10-9 with a 3.63 ERA in 166 1/3 innings over 27 starts this season.