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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Preview: Game 107 - Phillies at Mets - Hamels vs Gee

Preview: Game 107
Philadelphia Phillies (46-60) at New York Mets (51-55)

Probable Pitchers:
Cole Hamels (5-5, 2.72 ERA) vs Dillon Gee (4-3, 3.49 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - 710 WOR AM - First Pitch: 7:10 PM

The New York Mets have been swinging hot bats during a positive stretch at Citi Field, though they might have a difficult time continuing that trend against one of the NL's top pitchers.

As the Mets go for their longest home winning streak in four years Tuesday night, Philadelphia's Cole Hamels hopes to keep showing the Phillies why they might be better off holding on to him through the trade deadline.

New York (51-55) has averaged 5.9 runs while winning eight of nine at home, scoring four in the first inning and three in the fifth off A.J. Burnett in Monday's 7-1 win to open this three-game set.

Travis d'Arnaud had a three-run homer and two doubles to lead the onslaught. Lucas Duda added an RBI single and is hitting .354 with 13 RBIs in his last 15 home games.

New York, however, could have a tougher time with Hamels as it looks to win five straight home games for the first time since a nine-game run from May 22-June 8, 2010.

Hamels (5-5, 2.72 ERA) ranks ninth in the NL in ERA, including a 1.74 mark over his last 11 starts as he's limited opponents to three runs or less in each. He won a second straight outing for the first time this season Thursday, allowing one run and striking out 10 over eight innings in a 2-1 victory over San Francisco.

Hamels is 7-14 with a 4.38 ERA in 29 career starts against the Mets as he meets them for the fourth time in 2014. He allowed a season high six runs over 4 2/3 innings in a 6-1 loss April 29, then did not factor in the decision in May and June starts when he gave up one earned run over seven innings in each with a combined 18 strikeouts as Philadelphia lost both.

Daniel Murphy is hitting .386 lifetime off Hamels, going 5 for 10 with two doubles this season.

New York's Dillon Gee (4-3, 3.49) hopes to regroup after giving up a season-high six runs over five innings in Thursday's 9-1 loss at Milwaukee. He's 1-2 with a 5.82 ERA in three starts after missing two months with a strained right lat.

The right-hander is 3-3 with a 6.71 ERA in 10 career starts against the Phillies. In his only meeting this season, he surrendered three runs over six innings before the bullpen blew a one-run lead in a 5-4 home loss May 10.

Jimmy Rollins went 2 for 3 with a home run off Gee in that contest and is 11 for 22 lifetime in the matchup.

Ryan Howard is 9 for 18 off Gee with six home runs -- twice as many as any other player against him -- but went 0 for 5 with an error Monday. He was 7 for 19 with a home run in his previous four games.

Former Mets outfielder Marlon Byrd is batting .362 in his last 10 games after Monday's four-hit effort. Carlos Ruiz also had four hits, leaving him 8 for 16 since missing nearly a month with a concussion.

Batter vs Pitcher:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Preview: Game 102 - Mets at Brewers - Gee vs Garza

Preview: Game 102
New York Mets (48-53) at Milwaukee Brewers (57-45)

Probable Pitchers:
Dillon Gee (4-2, 2.92 ERA) vs Matt Garza (6-7, 4.04 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch: 8:10 PM


Matt Garza should be pretty well-rested when he takes the mound Thursday night.

That's because the Milwaukee Brewers right-hander followed some time off for the All-Star break with the shortest start of his career, leaving him with fewer than 50 pitches thrown in the last two weeks as he gets ready to face the visiting New York Mets in the opener of a four-game series.

Garza (6-7, 4.04 ERA) allowed two runs and three hits over 7 2/3 innings in his final outing before the break, a 9-1 home loss to Philadelphia on July 10. He had eight days off before starting in Washington on Saturday, and the rest didn't help.

Garza gave up five runs and five hits while walking two and recording just one out while throwing 42 pitches.

Garza, who went 4-2 with a 2.35 ERA in his previous six starts, also said he wasn't concerned.

The Brewers (57-45) considered bringing Garza back earlier, but he said he didn't want to mess up anyone else's routine.

The decision has paid off for NL Central-leading Milwaukee, which is coming off a three-game sweep of Cincinnati highlighted by a 2.29 ERA from its starters. Kyle Lohse pitched 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball and Mark Reynolds homered twice in Wednesday's 5-1 victory.

The Brewers have won five of seven following a 1-11 stretch.

The Brewers will next face Dillon Gee, who also lost his first start after the break. Gee (4-2, 2.92) allowed four runs and five hits -- two homers -- in five innings of a 6-0 defeat at San Diego on Saturday.

The Mets (48-53) enter this series after Bartolo Colon was perfect through 6 2/3 innings of a 3-2 win over Seattle on Wednesday. They took two of three against the Mariners and have split the first six contests of a 10-game trip.

Gee has lost all three starts against Milwaukee behind a 6.75 ERA, while Garza hasn't received a decision in two outings versus the Mets despite posting a 1.93 ERA.

Neither pitched when the Brewers took two of three in New York from June 10-12.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Preview: Game 97 - Mets at Padres - Gee vs Ross

Preview: Game 97
New York Mets (46-50) at San Diego Padres (41-55)

Probable Pitchers:
Dillon Gee (4-1, 2.56 ERA) vs Tyson Ross (7-10, 2.85 ERA)
TV - WPIX - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch : 8:40PM


The New York Mets have matched their longest winning streak of the season, and they have to like their chances of keeping that run going.

Dillon Gee will try to continue his success against the San Diego Padres' historically inept offense on Saturday night as the Mets go for their first five-game winning streak in 14 months.

New York (46-50) has won nine of 11 games, a stretch that includes a pair of four-game runs that has it at least thinking of crawling back into contention in the NL East. The Mets are third in the division, six games back of second-place Washington, which trails Atlanta by one.

Continuing that recent success could have New York seeking help ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

For now, they'll settle for winning five straight games for the first time since May 26-30, 2013.

Travis d'Arnaud got them closer to that mark in the opener of this 10-game trip Friday, when his third hit went for a go-ahead single in the ninth of a 5-4 win at San Diego (41-55).

While d'Arnaud is batting .333 with eight RBIs in his last nine games, New York's pitchers have led the way. The starters have a 2.25 ERA in that span, while the bullpen has tossed 14 1/3 scoreless innings in the last six after throwing four Friday.

Gee (4-1, 2.56 ERA) owns a 1.35 ERA while winning two of three career starts against the Padres.

He could be in for another strong performance against a San Diego team hitting .214, an average that, were it to remain there at the end of the season, would match the 1968 New York Yankees for the worst in the last 100 years.

Gee missed two months with a strained right lat, but came back strong July 9. The right-hander allowed one run in seven innings of a 4-1 win over Atlanta.

The Padres have dropped eight of 10, including three in a row while hitting .168 with 25 strikeouts. However, they may have found some solace in Friday's four-run fifth off Bartolo Colon that ended a 25-inning scoreless streak.

Despite San Diego's impotent offense, Alexi Amarista is giving it some hope. He's hitting .357 in his last 13 games after collecting three singles with an RBI in the series opener.

Tyson Ross (7-10, 2.85) is well aware of the Padres' shortcomings at the plate, as he's been backed by five total runs over his last eight starts. He's 1-6 despite a 2.83 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 54 innings over that stretch, and that may have been reason enough for him to be selected for his first All-Star game Tuesday.

The right-hander, however, was inactive for the Midsummer Classic since he last took the mound in Sunday's 1-0 defeat to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The offense let him down again, mustering four hits while he yielded one run with nine strikeouts in seven innings.

Ross allowed one run in seven innings but didn't factor in the decision of a 4-1 loss to the Mets at Petco Park on Aug. 15.

While New York is contemplating acquiring help at the deadline, San Diego has already started an exodus after sending closer Huston Street and prospect Trevor Gott to the Los Angeles Angels for minor leaguers Taylor Lindsey, R.J. Alvarez, Jose Rondon and Elliot Morris on Friday.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Preview: Game 91 - Braves at Mets - Santana vs Gee

Preview: Game 91
Atlanta Braves (49-41) at New York Mets (41-49)

Probable Pitchers:
Ervin Santana (7-5, 3.93 ERA) vs Dillon Gee (3-1, 2.73 ERA)
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch: 7:10PM


The Braves will try to get untracked and regain first place in the NL East on Wednesday night against the New York Mets.

Atlanta (49-41) began a stretch of 20 games in 20 days by winning 11 of the first 12, capitalizing on a schedule pitting it against some of the worst teams in baseball: Houston, Philadelphia, the Mets and Arizona.

The Braves also visit the last-place Chicago Cubs this weekend before the break.

They're looking to turn things around by the time they get to Chicago after losing three in a row, including the first two of this four-game set in New York.

The slide also dropped Atlanta percentage points behind Washington atop the division.

The Braves swept a three-game set with the Mets (41-49) at home last week behind a 2.67 ERA, but the pitchers have allowed 12 runs in 18 2/3 innings of this series.

All-Star Julio Teheran made his contribution by giving up five runs in 3 1/3 innings of Tuesday's 8-3 defeat.

Now the ball goes to Ervin Santana (7-5, 3.93 ERA), who owns a 0.86 ERA while winning all three of his career starts against New York. That includes two games with Atlanta this year in which he's yielded one run over 15 innings after earning a 7-5 victory at Citi Field on April 19.

Another solid outing is just what the right-hander needs to continue his recent turnaround. He's won his last two starts while allowing four runs in 14 innings after going 1-5 with a 5.96 ERA over his previous eight games.

Santana surrendered two runs in 7 1/3 innings of a 5-2 win over Arizona on Friday.

Freddie Freeman has been doing his part at the plate with five hits in this series, including a pair Tuesday to go with two RBIs.

The first baseman, batting .392 over the last 19 games, has hit .426 with 20 RBIs over his past 17 against the Mets. He's also 18 for 38 while plating eight runs in eight road matchups.

After pounding out a season-high 18 hits Tuesday, the Mets are on the verge of their first four-game winning streak since July 7-10, 2013.

Curtis Granderson has homered on two of his three hits in this series. He's 10 for 31 (.323) with four homers and seven RBIs in seven games after going 0 for 17 over the prior four. He's hitless in six at-bats versus Santana this year.

Dillon Gee (3-1, 2.73) has returned to the rotation, though it's come at the expense of losing Jonathon Niese.

Niese was placed on the disabled list Sunday with shoulder fatigue, and manager Terry Collins insists it's not connected to previous shoulder trouble, including a partially torn rotator cuff last year.

A strained right lat landed Gee on the disabled list May 14, but he allowed two runs in 10 2/3 innings over three rehab starts. The right-hander was 3-1 with a 1.36 ERA in five starts prior to his injury.

He's 1-1 with a 1.21 ERA over his last three meetings against Atlanta after allowing two hits in seven innings while not getting a decision in a 2-1 home loss July 22.

Batter/Pitcher Matchups:

Mets News: Gonzalez Germen sent down to make room for Dillon Gee

Mets News:

Following their 8-3 win over the Braves on Tuesday night, the Mets optioned relief pitcher Gonzalez Germen to Triple-A Las Vegas.

That clears a roster spot for Dillon Gee, who the team plans to activate from the disabled list on Wednesday and send to the mound against Atlanta.

The 26-year-old Germen has made 21 appearances for the Mets this season, last pitching on Sunday against the Rangers. In 26 1/3 innings, he has a 4.78 ERA, with 26 strikeouts and 11 walks.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Niese, Torres, Alderson Trade Talk, Teagarden, Gee

Mets News and Notes:

Niese Inflamed:

Jon Niese underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed inflammation in the AC joint in the top of the shoulder.

Niese has been prescribed anti-inflammatory medication. He still plans to miss only one start and return during the first series after the All-Star break, at San Diego.

A Mets official had said that Niese's MRI looked the same as one taken during spring training, but Niese said there actually were differences.

The spring-training MRI showed weakness in the scapula. He was prescribed strengthening exercises back then. This time inflammation existed in the AC joint.

X-Rays Negative for Torres:

Carlos Torres completed the 11th inning and earned the win, but the reliever did get a visit from the trainer after being struck in the bare hand with a two-out line drive off the bat of B.J. Upton during the final inning of the Mets' 4-3 win against the Atlanta Braves on Monday.

An X-ray after the game was negative. Torres officially has a bruise.

To Trade or Not to Trade?

Sandy Alderson continued to say Monday that the direction the Mets take at the trade deadline will be dictated by how the team performs heading into the All-Star break.

"Look, let's see where we are at the end of this week," Alderson told reporters. "We're always willing to listen. We may be thinking in terms of the second half of this season. We may be thinking more in terms of next season. We've made a lot of deals in recent years where we've gotten prospects who are a good ways away. I don't think we're thinking that way these days, although sometimes that's the value in a return. So I'd just hate to speculate on it."

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Wright back Friday, Gee to pitch for Cyclones Friday, Wright Falling Behind in Polls, Payday for Bonilla

Mets News and Notes:

Wright back Friday:
The Mets plan to play shorthanded in Atlanta while David Wright remains active. Wright is missing the Braves series and instead is getting treatment at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan for a bruised left rotator cuff. Terry Collins now expects Wright will rejoin the team and be available to play on Friday when the Mets return to Citi Field to face the Texas Rangers.

Gee to pitch for Cyclones Friday:
Dillon Gee will again pitch for the Brooklyn Cyclones on Friday as his rehab assignment nears its conclusion.

Gee will pitch at Coney Island on the Fourth of July, against Aberdeen at 6 p.m.

Mets officials previously have indicated Gee is expected to be activated from the disabled list after that start. However, Terry Collins said Tuesday that there will at least be consideration to leaving Gee in the minors until after the All-Star break, to keep his idle time to a minimum.

Gee logged 55 pitches Sunday for the Cyclones in his second rehab start. He has been on the DL since May 11 with a strained right lat muscle.

Wright Falling Behind in Polls:
With internet polls set to close on Thursday at 11:59 p.m., David Wright continues to lose ground in All-Star balloting. The final intermediate tally at third base for the National League:

Friday, June 20, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Lagares to play rehab games soon, Gee getting rehab start Tuesday?

Mets News and Notes:

Lagares to play rehab games soon
Terry Collins told ESPN he expects outfielder Juan Lagares to enter a rehab game "soon."

Lagares has been batting in simulated games in Port St. Lucie, Fla., this week, according to the manager.

He has been on the disabled list since June 2 with an intercostal strain on his right side.

Gee getting rehab start Tuesday?
The Mets are eyeing Tuesday for Dillon Gee to make his first minor-league appearance since landing on the disabled list on May 11 with a strained right lat muscle. The rehab start would occur in the Gulf Coast League.

Gee, who has been working out 120 miles north in Port St. Lucie, Fla., visited the Mets on Thursday at Marlins Park along with fellow rehabbing pitchers Matt Harvey and Bobby Parnell.

Gee threw a 50-pitch bullpen session for pitching coach Dan Warthen. It marked the right-hander's second time throwing off a mound since the injury.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Gee will be with Mets on Thursday, Lagares hitting BP, Trading Chris Young, Mets demote Brown instead of den Dekker

Mets News and Notes:

Gee will be with Mets on Thursday
Dillon Gee is due to be at Marlins Park on Thursday for a bullpen session with Mets staff before the team's series opener against the Miami Marlins.

Gee threw off a mound on Monday in Port St. Lucie, Fla., for the first time since landing on the disabled list on May 11 with a strained right lat muscle.

That mound session Thursday should be the final step before Gee is cleared to face batters.

Lagares hitting BP
Meanwhile, Juan Lagares faced John Lannan in batting practice on Monday in Port St. Lucie. That signaled to Terry Collins that Lagares is nearing the beginning of a rehab assignment.

Lagares has been on the DL since June 2 with a strained intercostal muscle on his right side.

Trading Chris Young
In an ideal world, the Mets would be able to trade Chris Young before the July 31 deadline -- or even before Aug. 31, since his $7.25 million contract should easily pass through waivers. But even a team insider acknowledged having a market for him is a long-shot given his current production, even if the Mets picked up the remaining salary.

In the series opener at Busch Stadium, C.Y. was out of the lineup for a second straight day since striking out four times Saturday. He is hitting .196 with four homers in 163 at-bats.

Mets demote Brown instead of den Dekker
The Mets demoted Andrew Brown to clear the roster spot for the return of E.Y. Jr. from the disabled list. Terry Collins indicated a primary factor in selecting Brown over Matt den Dekker is den Dekker's ability to play center field.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Mets News: Collins Expects Eric Young Back Monday, Gee not on mound yet

Mets News:

Barring a setback, Terry Collins told ESPN he expects Eric Young Jr. will return from the disabled list for Monday's series opener against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

Young has been on the DL with a right hamstring strain since May 25.

After playing in his first rehab game Thursday with Class A St. Lucie, Young has moved to Double-A Binghamton for the weekend.

Also among players on the DL, Dillon Gee (strained lat muscle) told the St. Lucie News Tribune he now expects to get on a mound for the first time since suffering the injury on Monday in Port St. Lucie, Fla. So he is still aways from coming back....

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Mets News and Notes: No Return imminent for Gee, EY has Hammy Setback, Johan has Torn Achilles Tendon, Syndergaard will miss week

Mets News and Notes:

NO Return imminent for Gee
Dillon Gee resumed throwing Wednesday on flat ground, but it still will be a while before he returns to the New York Mets rotation.

Gee had refrained from throwing since experiencing discomfort in his strained right lat muscle on May 25 while attempting to toss a baseball.

Because Gee will ultimately have spent about a full month away from a mound, the right-hander will probably need at least two minor league rehab appearances. And he's not even back on a mound yet.

EY has Hammy Setback
Eric Young Jr. will not be returning from the disabled list when he is eligible Tuesday.

Young felt tightness in his strained right hamstring running at the Mets' complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and has been backed off his rehab program.

He was placed on the DL on May 25.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Gee Not Returning Soon, D'Arnaud Coming Back, Syndergaard's MRI Clean

Mets News and Notes:

Gee Not Returning Soon
Dillon Gee's original, ambitious goal to return from the disabled list after missing only two starts has long been thrown out the window.

Gee is taking a more cautious approach that suggests Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom may be in the rotation for the foreseeable future.

Gee packed up his belongings after Tuesday's 4-2 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates and prepared to travel to the Mets' complex in Florida. He has been on the disabled list with a strained right lat muscle since May 11.

Gee said he threw two pitches on flat ground on Sunday with the intention of stepping onto a mound for the first time that day when he had to abort the session because he was uncomfortable.

Now, there is no set day he plans to attempt to step on a mound again. Gee said that's because he did "too much too quickly" and aggravated the lat muscle on Sunday.

d'Arnaud Coming Back
Travis d'Arnaud got in only two innings behind the plate on Tuesday before weather resulted in the suspension of Binghamton's game against New Hampshire.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Gee Setback?, den Dekker Up - Black Down, EY to DL? , d'Arnaud HR's for Binghamton

Mets News and Notes:

Gee Setback?
Injured Mets starter Dillon Gee did not throw a bullpen session on Sunday as planned, general manager Sandy Alderson revealed following the team's 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the nightcap of a doubleheader at Citi Field.

"Dillon Gee did not feel comfortable today throwing a 'pen," Alderson said. "It never got that far. So we’ll back him off a little bit."

Gee, off to a great start this season (3-1, 2.73 ERA), was placed on the 15-day disabled list May 14 with a strained right lat muscle. He told reporters Sunday morning that he did plan to throw Sunday, so something clearly changed.

Gee's setback means we'll likely see more of rookies Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom, who both joined the starting rotation recently, replacing Gee and Jenrry Mejia (who is now the Mets' closer).

den Dekker Up - Black Down
Alderson also revealed that reliever Vic Black is headed back to Triple-A Las Vegas, and confirmed that outfielder Matt den Dekker is headed from Las Vegas to New York, with outfielder Eric Young Jr. likely headed to the disabled list with a hamstring injury (reported first by colleague Adam Rubin).

Black was called up as the Mets' extra man for Sunday's doubleheader but did not pitch in either game.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Mets News and Notes: d'Arnaud Cleared, Mejia Clears Hurdle, Gee Rehab Start, The "Soup" will get playing time

Mets News and Notes:

D'Arnaud cleared
Travis d’Arnaud was cleared Thursday to begin baseball activities including running, throwing and hitting in a cage. The go-ahead came nine days after d’Arnaud suffered a concussion as the result of getting struck on the top of the head by Alfonso Soriano's backswing in the Bronx.

D’Arnaud still may be several days away from returning to the lineup. Terry Collins mentioned he would like d’Arnaud to get at-bats on a rehab assignment. Physicians will need to sign off before any game activity occurs.

D’Arnaud said he was symptom-free for the first time Wednesday. Previously, he was dealing with “a lot of headaches,” sensitivity to light and sound, and trouble sleeping.

D’Arnaud indicated he has now suffered three concussions during his professional career. One came on April 25, 2011, while he was playing in Double-A with the Toronto Blue Jays, when he was struck with consecutive foul balls and immediately became dizzy. He departed that game an inning later. The other came in 2008 on a play at the plate as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies, when he took a foot to the face after discarding his mask.

Mejia Clears Hurdle
Jenrry Mejia cleared a psychological hurdle Thursday while notching his second career save.

Mejia worked back-to-back days for the first time since June 5-6, 2010 while completing the Mets’ 5-3 win against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Mejia has been leery about working on consecutive days because he feels the injury woes he suffered earlier in his career were linked to a bullpen-type workload rather than the consistency of starting.

Mejia is warming to closing, even though he staunchly has said he prefers starting.

Mejia’s light workload Wednesday -- eight pitches in a scoreless inning -- proved a perfect opportunity to get the emerging closer work for a second straight day.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mets News: Dillon Gee to 15 Day DL with Lat Strain, deGrom to take his place in rotation

Mets News:

In a stunning development, the Mets announced Wednesday that right-hander Dillon Gee will go on the disabled list with a strained right lat muscle.

Rookie right-hander Jacob deGrom, called up this week to join the bullpen, will instead take Gee's spot in the rotation and start Thursday night's Subway Series finale against the New York Yankees.

The Mets were already set to start rookie Rafael Montero on Wednesday against the Yankees. Now, they'll have two pitchers making their major-league debuts on back-to-back nights.

The Yankees also will have a pitcher making his big-league debut Thursday, right-hander Chase Whitley.

The last time two starting pitchers debuted opposite each other in a MLB game came on Sept. 7, 2010 -- Gee against the Washington Nationals' Yunesky Maya.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Preview: Game 35 - Philadelphia Phillies (16-18) at New York Mets (16-18) - Kyle Kendrick (0-3) 3.58 ERA vs Dillon Gee (3-1) 2.51 ERA

Preview: Game 35
Philadelphia Phillies (16-18) at New York Mets (16-18)

Pitching Probables - Kyle Kendrick (0-3) 3.58 ERA vs Dillon Gee (3-1) 2.51 ERA
TV - WPIX 11 - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10 PM


The Mets (16-18) will be looking to even up the series against Kyle Kendrick, who is 8-8 with a 3.58 ERA vs the Mets in his career.

Kendrick (0-3, 3.58 ERA) takes the mound Saturday, which usually means the Phillies' offense will go quiet.

In his previous 13 starts dating back to last season, Philadelphia has backed Kendrick with 20 runs.

Kendrick hasn't earned a victory since beating the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 6.

Along with the lack of run support, the veteran right-hander has been plagued this season by allowing a lot of base runners. His WHIP of 1.41 is among the highest in the NL.

Against Toronto on Monday, Kendrick gave up seven hits, walked three and hit a batter in seven innings of a 3-0 loss. He was charged with all three runs -- his fourth straight start yielding three or less.

Kendrick has thrown the ball well versus the Mets since the start of the 2012 season, going 4-1 with a 2.88 ERA in five starts. David Wright, has seen the ball well from Kendrick. In 41 career AB's , he has 13 hits, two of them HR's.

Gee (3-1, 2.51) has been outstanding lately, tossing 16 consecutive scoreless innings and going 3-1 with a 0.67 ERA in his last four starts. He hasn't allowed a run since the fourth inning of a 3-0 loss to St. Louis on April 22.

In his last start, Gee permitted six hits in six shutout innings of a 5-1 win at Colorado on Sunday -- New York's last victory.

The Mets have since totaled five runs while batting .182 in losing four straight. They had their chances to get runners across the plate Friday, but they stranded 15 men on base and were 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position.

Curtis Granderson left six runners on base, and is batting .087 with 15 strikeouts in his last 12 games at Citi Field.

Gee didn't have much luck against the Phillies last season, going 1-2 with a 9.00 ERA in four starts. Ryan Howard owns Mr.Gee hitting  .467 (7 for15) with 6 HR's and 14 RBI's... Jimmy Rollins also has a blast when he see's Gee, he is batting .474 (9 for 19)...

If Gee continues to throw up ooo's and the Mets offense can click, the Mets will have a successful night. Easier said then done, LGM!

Batter Pitcher Splits:

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Preview: Game 30 - Mets (15-14) at Rockies (19-13) - Gee (2-1) vs Chacin (0-0)

Preview: Game 30
New York Mets (15-14) at Colorado Rockies (19-13)
Pitching Probables  - Dillon Gee (2-1) 2.88 ERA vs Jhoulys Chacin (0-0) 0.00 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 4:10 PM


The New York Mets (15-14) look to avoid a four-game sweep while sending Dillon Gee to the Coors Field mound Sunday.

Colorado (19-13) fell behind by six runs early and was shut out through four innings Saturday, but an eight-run fifth -- highlighted by Nolan Arenado's grand slam -- helped set the stage for pinch-hitter Charlie Culberson's two-run, walk-off homer in the ninth for an 11-10 victory.

Troy Tulowitzki led off the final inning with a single and finished 3 for 4 with three runs. His seventh-inning single marked his 1,000th career hit, helping increase his average to a majors-best .400.

Arenado is hitting .355 during a 23-game hitting streak, which ties Dante Bichette for the second longest in franchise history. The Rockies have won six of seven and have scored 28 of their league-most 185 runs in the series. They also lead the majors with a .300 average.

Colorado has won six of the last seven home meetings with the Mets (15-14), who briefly regained the lead in the ninth when Juan Lagares' RBI single extended his hitting streak to 12. New York had won seven of nine entering this series.

Three straight Mets starters have failed to pitch five full innings, but Gee (2-1, 2.88 ERA) will look to help slow the Rockies' offense after giving up three hits and striking out six through eight innings of a 4-0 win over Miami last Sunday.

Gee has a 0.86 ERA over his last three starts after posting a 5.03 mark over his first three.

The right-hander is 2-1 with a 4.19 ERA in three starts against the Rockies, but he gave up one run in 7 2/3 innings of a 2-1 home victory the last time he faced them Aug. 8.

Carlos Gonzalez is 3 for 4 with a homer and a triple against Gee, and he returned to the lineup Saturday after missing one contest with an injury to his left index finger.

With Tyler Chatwood heading back to the disabled list with a right elbow strain, manager Walt Weiss said Jhoulys Chacin will come off the DL to make his season debut in this contest.

Chacin went 1-1 with a 2.53 ERA in 10 2/3 innings during his rehab stint in Triple-A and appears ready to go. The right-hander, who went 14-10 with a 3.47 ERA in 31 starts last season, is 1-1 with a 1.89 ERA in three starts against the Mets.

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Happy Recap: Game 25 - Marlins (0) at Mets (4) - Dillon Gee Pitches 8 Solid Innings of Shutout Ball



New York

W: D. Gee (2-1) L: T. Koehler (2-2)
HR: MIA - None   NYM - C. Young (2)


Dillon Gee tossed eight innings of shutout ball and Chris Young belted a two-run homer to highlight the New York Mets' 4-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.

Gee (2-1) gave up more walks (four) than hits (three) and struck out six for the Mets, who bounced back after an extra-inning loss Saturday to take the rubber match of this three-game set.

David Wright and Lucas Duda each drove in a run for New York's offense, while Miami's only mustered three singles all afternoon.

Bronx native Tom Koehler (2-2) took the loss after being touched for four runs on five hits and four walks over five innings.

Duda's ground-rule double in the second inning plated Daniel Murphy, and the Mets added three more in the fifth for good measure.

Curtis Granderson led off the frame with a walk and raced around to score when Wright doubled off the base of the left-field wall.

Young followed two batters later with a no-doubter into the left-field seats on the 11th pitch of his at-bat, and the Marlins' bats were held quiet by Gee.

The right-hander only allowed one hit through six innings and shook off two singles in the seventh with a pair of groundouts, the second an inning-ending 6-4-3 double play ball off the bat of Adeiny Hechavarria.

Carlos Torres finished off Gee's gem with a 1-2-3 ninth.

Game Notes

The Marlins have lost four of their last six overall and fell to 2-10 on the road ... Gee improved to 3-0 in five lifetime starts against Miami ... The Mets have led in 22 of their 25 games ... Wright's double was only his fourth extra-base hit this season ... The Mets open a nine-game road trip Tuesday in Philadelphia.

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Preview: Game 25 - Miami Marlins (11-13) at New York Mets (13-11) - Koehler (2-1) vs Gee (1-1)

Preview: Game 25
Miami Marlins (11-13) at New York Mets (13-11)
Pitching Probables - Tom Koehler (2-1) 2.13 ERA vs Dillon Gee (1-1) 3.58 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 1:10PM


A day after the Marlins completed an impressive rally, Tom Koehler looks to continue his strong start and help Miami win its first road series of the season Sunday against the New York Mets.

Miami (11-13) finished at the bottom of the NL East at 62-100 last year, partly due to a 26-55 mark on the road. The Marlins have been even worse on the road so far in 2014, dropping nine of 11.

They seemed headed for another road defeat Saturday, but a five-run sixth inning combined with a homer from Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the 10th gave them a 7-6 win.

The Marlins, though, are hitting .223 while averaging 2.9 runs on the road compared to .293 and 5.8 at home. Koehler (2-1, 2.13 ERA) is surely aware of that difference.

The right-hander has been backed by 18 total runs in his victories -- both at home -- but has received just two in his other two outings, which resulted in road defeats for Miami.

That was the case again Monday, when Koehler allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings while not getting a decision in a 4-2 loss at Atlanta.

Poor run support is precisely why Koehler is just 1-1 in seven games -- four starts -- against the Mets. A Bronx native who attended nearby Stony Brook, Koehler has been backed by seven total runs in those meetings, undermining his 2.35 ERA and 18 consecutive scoreless innings over his last three starts.

Daniel Murphy is a bright spot in the Mets Lineup vs Koehler as he is batting .364 (4 for 11) with a HR. The Mets team combined that has faced him is batting .194 (13 for 67)

He held the Mets (13-11) to just three hits in eight innings of a 1-0 win at Citi Field on Sept. 15.

New York will counter with Dillon Gee (1-1, 3.58), who can empathize with Koehler's lack of support. The right-hander only allowed two runs in the fourth inning before leaving after the sixth Tuesday, but he was charged with the 3-0 loss to St. Louis.

Gee is 2-0 with a 3.09 ERA in four career starts against the Marlins, going 1-0 in two home meetings while holding them to one run while fanning 14 batters in 13 1/3 innings. The Marlins as a team (that have faced him) are batting a combined .286 (14 for 49) with 2 HR's...(Giancarlo Stanton 1, Greg Dobbs 1)..

Tough one for the Mets, might be a pitching matchup in the works.... LGM!

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Preview: Game 20 - St. Louis Cardinals (11-9) at New York Mets (10-9) - Wainwright (3-1) vs Gee (1-0)

Preview: Game 20
St. Louis Cardinals (11-9) at New York Mets (10-9)
Pitching Probables - Adam Wainwright (3-1) 1.80 ERA vs Dillon Gee (1-0) 3.71 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio WOR 710 AM - First Pitch 7:10 PM


St Louis Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright (3-1) hopes to register his fourth victory, David Wright looks to extend his hitting streak to 13 games Tuesday night when the Mets (10-9) try to take the first two in this four-game series.

After allowing season highs of four runs and seven hits over seven innings in a 10-4 home win over the Chicago Cubs on April 12, Wainwright (3-1, 1.80 ERA) shined in an 8-0 victory at Washington on Thursday.

The right-hander gave up two hits in his seventh career shutout, retiring 18 consecutive batters during one stretch. He's struck out at least seven in all four starts, ranking among the NL leaders with 32 in 30 innings.

St. Louis starters have again been among the best in baseball with a 2.33 ERA, including a 0.90 mark over the last eight games. The Cardinals (11-9), however, have gone 4-4 over that span while totaling four runs in the defeats.

They were shut out for the third time in a 2-0 loss Monday, dropping to 2-4 in their last six games.

Wright delivered a key hit for the Mets (10-9) with an RBI single in the third inning to extend his hitting streak. He has eight hits in his last three games and is batting .429 over his last nine against St. Louis.

Wainwright has not had the easiest time against the Mets in his career. He is 2-4 with a 6.02 ERA.  The current group of Mets are batting .301 (22 for 73) off him.  David Wright has gone 5 for 14 (.357) with two doubles when facing Wainwright, while Daniel Murphy is 6 for 11 (.545) with a triple and two doubles. Lucas Duda has gone yard (1) vs Wainwright batting .250 (2 for 8). Kirk Nieuwenhuis,  who might spell Curtis Granderson  (0 for 19) is batting .400 ( 2 for 5 ) off Wainwright.

Bobby Abreu could make his debut for the Mets after getting called up Monday. The 40-year-old slugger hit .395 with one homer and nine RBIs in 15 games at Triple-A Las Vegas.

New York starter Dillon Gee (1-0, 3.71) will try to build on Wednesday's strong outing when he retired the first 14 batters and allowed three hits over seven scoreless innings in a 5-2 win at Arizona.

The right-hander, who has limited opponents to a .196 batting average, has gone 2-0 with a 2.18 ERA in three home starts against the Cardinals. He is overall 2-1  with a 3.65 ERA in his career.

Matt Holiday and Yadier Molina are a combined 5 for 24 off Gee, while Allen Craig is 4 for 8 with a home run. With two hits Monday, Molina is batting .408 over a 12-game hitting streak.

Wainwright has received 18 runs of support in his last two outings after being given two runs in his first two. He had an 8.46 ERA while losing four straight starts against New York before allowing four hits over seven scoreless innings in a 2-1 road win June 13.

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