Dillon Gee learned the old adage the hard way, lasting just four ineffective innings Tuesday night as he took his first loss of the season. Gee only gave up three hits, but he walked six A’s in what was easily his worst performance of the season. But Gee is still 7-1 with a 3.21 era — not bad for a rookie.
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Jason Bay may have had the breakout game we’ve all been waiting for in the 7-3 loss. He went three-for-three, with a single, triple and his third home of the season. Bay is now hitting .236 — still not good, but better than two weeks ago when he was hovering around .200.
On the other side of the coin, Jose Reyes seems to be slowing down a bit. He went 0-5, his league-leading average down to .336. He is just two for his last 17. There was no way Reyes could keep up his former torrid pace all season long. Let’s just hope this is just a temporary bump in the road. I think it is — he’ll be back to his usual two-hit games in no time.
So now the Mets are three games below .500 and six games back in the Wild Card chase. They are even behind the suddenly-hot Nationals in the NL East. The Mets can’t afford a swoon right now — they have to keep pace if they have any intention of competing for a playoff spot.