It’s been a tough go for Dillon Gee since returning from injury. He was mediocre at best once again Wednesday night as the Mets lost to the Marlins, dropping the home series to them.
The Marlins jumped out to an early lead in the first. With one out three straight singles loaded the bases. Gee then threw a wild pitch that actually hit Garrett Jones on the foot. The umpire didn’t see it and a run scored. Jones then hit a little nubber back to Gee. It went for an RBI single and 2-0 lead for the Marlins.
They made it 3-0 in the second on a single by Christian Yelich, a stolen base and a single.
The Mets got on the board in the fifth. Lucas Duda singled with the bases loaded and two outs to drive in two runs and make it a 3-2 game. With runners on first and second Wilmer Flores, who hit two home runs last night, hit a shot to left-center. But Marcel Ozuna jumped at the wall and snagged it for the final out, keeping the Mets from tying the game or possibly taking the lead.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis returned the favor when Ozuna led off the sixth, robbing him with a leaping catch in center.
Gee left the game with a runner on second in the seventh. Josh Edgin allowed a double to Yelich to make it 4-2. Carlos Torres came on to get the final out.
Gee went 6.2 innings, allowing four runs on seven hits. He struck out four and walked two. His record fell to 7-8 and his ERA rose to 3.88.
The Mets made it 4-3 in the eighth without courtesy of a hit. Duda led off with a walk, went to second on a ground out, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on another ground out.
But that’s as close as they would get. Mets lose 4-3.