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Gee to be held to 95 pitches

Dillon Gee will make his return to the starting rotation on Wednesday night, his first game since May 10.

Gee will be held to a 90-95 pitch count, Terry Collins said on Monday (Vorkunov, July 7).

He made three appeareances in the minors while rehabbing, recently throwing six innings for the Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones. Gee allowed three hits, one earned run, walked one and struck out 10.

Gee was placed on the disabled list in May with a lateral strain.

He signed a one-year deal in January for $3.625 million.




26 comments
January 12th
January 12th

i am so glad that Dillon Gee is back. This guy has been one of the best pitchers not named Harvey on this team, since last year.

Joe Paulson
Joe Paulson

He tended to slip around then normally though perhaps not near the end before his DL stint -- these days, pitchers normally go around that much. So no biggie.

Ricky Gurbal
Ricky Gurbal

Once Gee returns we should immediately shop Daisuke Matsuzaka because he has been lights out in the bullpen and slightly above average as a starter, Given that fact contenders can look at Matsuzaka as a big piece for their bullpen with spot starting ability and to a contender that's pretty sexy, We wouldn't get much in return but id say package him with a couple triple A prospects such as den dekker or something along those lines and get a decent player!

Don't get a shortstop via trade though! ( I know I sound crazy right now) but there's three legit upgrades at short available in free agency this winter

1. Jed Lowrie

2. JJ Hardy

3. Absurbal Cabrerra

Try to get someone with pop...if not get a nice prospect

Chris Kujawa
Chris Kujawa

Wasn't there a graphic earlier in the season that shows Gee loses effectiveness after like 90-95 pitches?

Chad Michael
Chad Michael

Dice K has been pretty solid but I think he did a great job in the pen so it will be nice that he will eventually move back to that spot with Gee back and Niese returning after the break.  Hopefully Gee can pick up where he left off and help the Mets build on their current 2 game win streak.  

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

95 pitches is still a lot in this day and age. 6-7 innings at most, if you announce it or not. Braves will approach this like any other game.  Non issue.

Dan Sofranko Jr.
Dan Sofranko Jr.

I don't think Gee will have much problem going 6-7 innings with a pitch count like that. He's always seemed to pitch well against Atlanta. As far as his contract, I believe the team still controls him for a few more years. When players go to arbitration like murphy, duda, gee, they only sign one year contracts, unless the team buys them out of their arbitration years. There is talk of doing that with murphy, and the Mets would be wise to do the same with Gee. He's worth at least as much as Niese, and I would say more, because Niese doen't seem to have a tough mental attitude to fight thru rough innings or outtings. Niese reminds me or Pelfrey at times.

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

Glad to have Gee back. Will add to a strong pitching staff. Never too much pitching.

Muhammad Qureshi
Muhammad Qureshi

I forgot he signed a 1 yr deal only. He's going to command a lot more than what the Mets can afford. In that case, if he pitches well in his nxt couple of outings, he should be a candidate for trade. And should bring in a good ready to go player. Package him for a good SS maybe from the Cubs or a good solid LF.

James
James

I never understand why we announce this before the game, the pitcher should know the team should know and if this just leaked out that would be fine, but why is TC making an announcement about it?  Say that after the game not before.  I know most teams do this, I just don't understand why.

nymetsrule
nymetsrule

@Jake Polom Why does it seem that the Mets only ever trade for prospects? At some point it is time to invest in the MLB by adding immediate impact players.

Kyle Suta
Kyle Suta

That deal is a joke no way I would do that.

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

@Chris Kujawa  Probably, but its pretty much common knowledge that most starters numbers dip once they get tot he 2nd and 3rd time through a lineup.  Probably not as extreme as Gee's, but they all usually dip.

It's actually 3 game win streak

benmoz
benmoz

@Bob Burket Braves are going to be aggressive and Gee is going to want to throw a lot of strikes to try to get through as much of the game as possible with a stlightly limited pitch count in his first game back. 


This translates to the Braves putting up a lot of runs if they are able to do what they did that entire series in Atlanta where we got swept.


So I don't know if it's a "non issue", this news has some significance in that regard. Let's just hope Gee has command today like we are used to with him.

January 12th
January 12th

@Dan Sofranko Jr. I think that Niese is better than Pelfrey. Pelfrey has like that one really good season in like 2011, I think it was, other than that, he never panned out. 

benmoz
benmoz

@Muhammad Qureshi He signed that instead of his first year of arbitration. So he will go through arbitration again this offseason and unless he stay completely healthy and dominates for the rest of the year, he won't be commanding that big of a raise. 


Though I agree that either he, Neise, or Colon are prime trade candidates.

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

@James  I don't think they announced it, as much as some writer probably asked "With Gee coming off the DL, will you put him on a pitch count to ease him back?" 


Yes, TC can lie, and just be like "Nope, he's ready to roll, as many pitches as necessary." and still have him on a pitch count.


But baseball isn't as much of a cat and mouse game as the writers want it to be.  Throw ball, hit ball, catch ball.  That's it.

Eddie_Dean
Eddie_Dean

@James I was just going to say the exact same thing. I mean, I know it makes no difference b/c even if they didn't announce it, the Braves would just assume it anyway and take the exact same approach they would otherwise. But still, what the Mets (and other teams, I know it's not just the Mets and Terry that does this) get out of confirming it, I have no idea.

benmoz
benmoz

@James The media is running out of things to right about, so they ask Terry everything they possibly can during press conferences. And this is news.

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

@benmoz @Bob Burket  Braves are always pretty aggressive and seem to be all or nothing with the power so if Gee has decent command and the Mets hit, I like our chances.