Dillon Gee is pleased with his progress this Spring

In yesterday’s 4-3 loss to the Cardinals, Dillon Gee allowed ten hits and four runs in six innings.

Gee is now 1-1 with a 3.92 ERA, allowing just three walks and striking out 15 in 20 2/3 innings over five starts this Spring.

After his outing, Gee spoke with reporters and said he felt really good while warming up in the bullpen but “lost it” in the first inning and had to battle the rest of the way. However, he’s pleased with his progress to this point in camp, saying:

[jbox color="gray"]“I’m ahead of where I was last year at this time. This is probably the best spring I’ve ever had. Most springs are kind of hit or miss, but for the most part I’ve felt a lot better this year.”[/jbox]

Gee will start the final Spring Training game against the Yankees next Wednesday in Tampa.

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Michael Baron: Gee has acknowledged the need to use all of his pitches throughout his entire outing and he has done a good job of doing so throughout the Spring. His stuff is better than advertised – his fastball has lived in the low 90s and he has shown to have a wicked change-up which moves down and in towards the left-handed hitter. That could prove to be a great out pitch for him, especially against the tough left-handed hitters in the division. But like with Jon Niese, a key for him will be to maintain focus and stamina throughout the entire season. If both can do that, their effectiveness should be maintained which should translate into positive results.

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To listen to Gee discuss yesterday’s outing, watch this:

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To read Michael Baron’s Q&A with Gee, in which he discusses improving his stamina and agility, check out this post to MetsBlog from last month.

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For more on Gee’s outing from yesterday, check out ESPN New York and the New York Post.