With every start, Dillon Gee is showing that he is something more than a back of the rotation guy. Gee continued his run of solid pitching with a victory over the Braves Wednesday afternoon.
The Mets struck early against Kameron Loe. Daniel Murphy tripled in the first inning and then Andrew Brown hit a monster shot deep into the seats in left field to give the Mets a 2-0 lead.
Lucas Duda led off the third inning with a home run to make it a 3-0 game. Duda had three hits on the day, missing a triple for the cycle. But the Mets weren’t satisfied with just the one run. Justin Turner and Travis d’Arnaud followed with singled to put runners on first and third. Juan Lagares grounded into a fielder’s choice to score Turner, and with two outs Gee singled to plate Lagares as the Mets extended their lead to 5-0.
The Mets chased Loe from the game with two on in the fifth and one out. They pummeled him for 11 hits to go along with three walks in his 4.1 innings. Freddy Garcia came on and with two outs Murphy reached on an infield single to load the bases. But Garcia was able to strike out Brown to keep the Mets from scoring.
The Braves finally broke through against Dillon Gee in the fifth, scoring a run on a sacrifice fly to make it a 5-1 game.
Gee went seven innings, allowing one run on just four hits, striking out five and walking one batter. He now has a record of 11-9 with a 3.53 ERA.
With two outs in the eighth Freddie Freeman hit a rocket into the seats in right off of Vic Black to cut the Mets lead to 5-2. Evan Gattis then doubled and moved to third on a wild pitch. Black got Gerald Laird to pop up to end the inning.
The Mets salvage the final game of the series, winning 5-2.