Mets Sweep Orioles: Dillon Gee Shines

What, you expected three straight shutouts? Well, truth be told, as the game – and Dillon Gee – rolled on, so did I.

GEE: Terrific.

Gee was terrific, giving the Mets yet another strong start, and extended their scoreless streak to 29, until surrendering a homer in the eighth. The bullpen took over and didn’t exactly cruise over the finish line.

There was a bases loaded walk to force in a run, but even so, it was good to see Frank Francisco struggle and work himself out of trouble. Not all saves can be cruise jobs.

With the sweep, the Mets have now swept two and been swept twice in their last four series. Not the kind of consistency Terry Collins is looking for, I am sure.

The Yankees are up next, but I’m doubting a sweep this time. There’s a buzz at Citi Field and will be this weekend. Here’s the probables:

Jon Niese (4-3, 3.82 ERA) vs. Andy Pettitte (3-2, 2.77) on Friday, followed by Chris Young (1-1, 3.06) against right-hander Ivan Nova (9-2, 4.32) on Saturday. Sunday is prime time with  R.A. Dickey (11-1, 2.00) going againt CC Sabathia (9-3, 3.55).

 

4 thoughts on “Mets Sweep Orioles: Dillon Gee Shines

  1. That last game will be interesting.

    The Yanks got embarrassed by the Braves. They will probably try and bounce back against us.

    We just have to hustle and let the flavor of the week – Jordany – win it for us.

    • dave: They’ve hustled all year and I don’t expect that will change with this series. …. Oh, and I’ve loved how Valdespin has played.-JD

  2. I caught the inning Francisco was on the mound. Yuck.

    He is better than earlier in the year. And I guess he is about as good as what was available for a reasonable price. We will just have to wait and see if Bobby or Jenrry can handle the role next year.