About Last Night: Dillon Gee thinks he's grown this year

In last night’s 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks, Gee allowed two runs and four hits while walking three and striking out six in six innings.

Gee faced 26 batters and threw 109 pitches, 70 of which were strikes.

“I think those points in a game for a guy like me who is still young in this game, it gives me a chance to prove something, that I can battle and I can stick it out,” Gee said. “Lately, I’ve been making good pitches late in the game and being able to get out of those type of situations, so I feel like I’ve grown a little bit as a pitcher this year.”

Gee is now 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA in five starts, but he’s allowed just five earned runs and 11 hits in his last 13 innings.

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Michael Baron: Gee pitched well enough to win last night. He has had a great feel for his breaking pitches lately and, most importantly, he is using them throughout his entire outing – he didn’t do that late last year and in his first start and he struggled as a result. He is pitching with a plan and a purpose with good velocity on his fastball, and great movement on his change-up down on both sides of the plate. He seems to have trouble finding that rhythm early in his starts, but if he can make that adjustment earlier and find his groove earlier, he should be able to stretch himself out more and get to the seventh inning more consistently.