Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
Dillon Gee is now 2-5 with a 6.13 ERA in eight starts this season. He’s let up 27 runs in his last 33 1/3 innings pitched.
He had this to say, according to ESPN New York, after letting up six runs and nine hits against the Cardinals last night:
“I don’t know what’s going on. I don’t even know what to say, really. I didn’t feel all that bad tonight. I’m a ground ball guy, and I think I got seven ground ball hits today. I don’t know what else to do. That’s what I’m trying to do. That’s what I’ve always tried to do is get ground balls, throw a lot of sinkers. It seems like a reoccurring theme right now that every single one of them kind of finds a way through. … I don’t even know what to really think right now. Physically I feel great. There’s nothing going on there. I don’t know. I’m kind of lost.”
You’re not alone, Gee. You are not alone.
It looks to me like he just isn’t as sharp with his stuff as he had been in previous seasons. His off-speed pitches don’t have the same bite, and his fastball is up in the strike zone. At the same time, the ball is being put in play more against him and his teammates are doing very little to help him. I think he’ll be fine, but he needs to make some adjustments and he needs better defense, as well. Otherwise, it will be more of the same for Dillon.
Terry Collins said Gee will make his next start, though the manager sounded equally confused about Gee’s poor start to the season.
Collin McHugh is now on the roster and totally capable of replacing Gee, in the event Collins feels he needs to make a change.