Dillon Gee and His Amazing Streak

DILLON GEE, RHP

There might not be any starting pitcher in the game who is more underrated than the Mets’ Dillon Gee. The righthander delivered his best effort of the season on Sunday, tossing eight shutout innings against the Miami Marlins to help the Mets take the series two games to one.

Gee, who celebrated his 28th birthday on Monday, struck out five and confounded the Marlins with his signature changeup and a slider that’s become a great out pitch for him. Whenever he’s on the mound, he gives the team a chance to win and the baseball odds at Allpro confirm it.

“It was one of those good days,” Gee said. “I just try to go out there each time it’s my turn and do the best I can and get as deep as I can, and give us a chance to win. As long as we win at the end of the day, I’m a happy guy.”

Despite having thrown 110 pitches, Gee wanted to pitch the ninth, but was told no by manager Terry Collins.

Opponents are now hitting .193 against Gee this season. He has an 0.86 ERA and 0.86 WHIP in his last three starts, in which he’s allowed only two extra-base hits.

“He got us to where we wanted to get to,” Collins said, “That was pretty much the end.”

Gee’s remarkable stretch that began last season when he struck out 12 Yankees on May 30, has him among the game’s elite. The Mets righty has a 2.75 ERA over his last 28 starts, topped only by Clayton KershawZack GreinkeYu DarvishJulio TeheranMax Scherzer and Adam Wainwright. among pitchers with 20 or more starts in that span.

For the season, Gee’s ERA stands at a pristine 2.88 with a 1.043 WHIP. Better yet, over his last three starts he’s 2-1 with a 0.86 ERA.

It might be time to start talking about an extension with Gee, who has become the most reliable starter in the Mets rotation and one of the top arms in the NL.

2 thoughts on “Dillon Gee and His Amazing Streak

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  2. Actually, Gee’s best value will be in the bullpen, where he will clearly end up. He may even end up the closer. Who is going to be moved out of the rotation when Montero/DeGrom/Syndegaard are promoted? They’ve already committed to Niese, and need him as their lone lefty. Mejia doesn’t have the control to relieve and has a much higher upside, they owe Colon too much (unless he gets moved to another contender) and Wheeler is just starting his career and also doesn’t have the control to relieve.
    Add in the return of Harvey next year, and Dillon is the odd man out of the rotation.

    What is great is that Dillon is now a strike throwing machine, exactly what you need in the bullpen.

    Since his numbers decline so incredibly with each time through the order, it seems a natural fit.