What is wrong with Dillon Gee? He turned in another pitiful performance in Oakland Tuesday night as the Mets dropped the first game of a two-game set out West.
Travis d’Arnaud, playing DH, got the Mets on the board in the fourth with a solo home run, his 11th of the season.
But the wheels came off for Gee in the bottom of the inning. A single, double and walk loaded the bases with one out. A sacrifice fly tied the game and another walk loaded the bases again. Coco Crisp then unloaded on a pitch from Gee, tripling down the right field line to clear the bases to give the A’s a 4-1 lead.
Gee made it through 5.2 innings, allowing four runs on eight hits. He walked two and struck out four. Gee is now 0-5 with a 5.71 ERA in his last seven starts.
Former Mets farmhand Scott Kazmir shut the Mets down through six, so the Mets took advantage when he was out of the game. Wilmer Flores led off the seventh with a double. With one out Anthony Recker also doubled to make it 4-2.
Josh Reddick added a two-run home run in the eighth off of Gonzalez Germen, making his return to the Mets, to extend the lead to 6-2.
That was the final score. Hey, the Mets had seven hits — breaking the streak of five games of four or fewer hits. So there’s that, at least.