Dillon Gee was brilliant once again, allowing one run in seven innings.
Gee earned his team-leading 11th win today, and has lowered his ERA to 2.40 since May 30 and 2.01 since the All-Star break.
Andrew Brown put the Mets in the lead immediately with a two-run home run in the first inning.
Lucas Duda fell a triple short of the cycle with a 3-for-5 effort at the plate today, and both Daniel Murphy and Justin Turner turned in two-hit performances.
Eric Young Jr. was the only starter without a hit this afternoon.
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Michael Baron, ContributorI’ve come to expect a lot from Dillon Gee, based simply on the way he has pitched over the last three months. With each start, my expectations get higher, because he is continues to get better and better with each outing. Sure, he faced a lineup full of mostly backups today, but he executed everything so well, once again, and cruised right from the start. He made it a point to get his act together in May, and in doing so he has been arguably one of the best pitchers in baseball since. He has also talked a lot about getting through a full season and finishing strong – with probably four starts left this season, he is on his way to accomplishing that goal and being very much in the conversation for next year’s starting rotation.
Duda had a very good day at the plate today. He’s getting a full-time opportunity to show what he’s got now that Ike Davis has been lost for the season, and he has done as good of a job as can be expected to make a positive impression since his return. I don’t know how much a good month might matter, but days like today can only help his cause heading into next season.
W.B. Mason Post Game Extra
The Mets are off tomorrow, and they open a three-game series with the Indians Friday night at Progressive Field, with Zack Wheeler facing Scott Kazmir at 7:05 PM.