New Normal for Dillon Gee?
Dillon Gee was never what you’d call a power pitcher, but this season following his blood clot surgery, he has lost several miles per hour on his fastball. This could be the new normal for Dillon Gee.
In seasons past, Gee’s fastball peaked in the low 90s. In Sunday’s game, he was consistently in the high 80s. He got as high as 89, but many of those balls were far off the plate. He only seemed to be able to throw strikes in the 86-88 range.
So Dillon Gee is going to have to live with a repertoire off-speed pitches. He is going to have to throw his curveball more, which he seemed to do in the win over the Nationals in which he pitched 5.2 innings if shutout ball.
The Mets are very thin in the starting rotation; after Jonathon Niese and Matt Harvey, there’s not much quality. So the Mets need Dillon Gee to step up and be a solid number three. He is going to have to get adjusted to being a finesse pitcher if he is going to be successful.