The Detroit Tigers defeated the New York Mets this afternoon by the score of 9-1 at Tradition Field. Most of the damage came against starting pitcher Dillon Gee who was absolutely awful and completely out of sync.
Gee had no control as evidenced by his four walks, two hit batters and three wild pitches in just two innings of work. The right-hander will need to get things sorted out very quickly if the Mets are to improve their MLB betting odds for this season. Gee was charged with six earned runs and didn’t beat around the bush after the game when he was asked if any particular pitch was giving him trouble. “All of them [gave me trouble], terrible.”
The finally tally on balls and strikes told the story; 53 pitches and only 24 strikes.
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN, Gee said he did not care to throw additional pitches in the bullpen after the outing. He instead just wanted to turn the page on a lousy day.
I agree, turn the page…
There are few television analysts as knowledgeable and entertaining as Keith Hernandez, who, if you asked him the time would tell you how to build a watch.
HERNANDEZ: Don’t forget to tip your waitresses.
Not only does he know baseball, but today showed he could work on Animal Planet, The Weather Channel and do QVC, which ironically has its corporate headquarters across the street from Tradition Field.
When the Mets are in Washington, always expect a history lesson.
After the starting pitcher leaves the game during spring training, writers wander in and out of the pressroom and clubhouse, where the televisions are always on.
Today, Hernandez was in mid-season form, talking about the spinner sharks gathering off the beaches on the Atlantic post; how to survive a tornado; and hawked Icky Poo, a product designed to eliminate pet odors.
When somebody in the pressroom asked: “What is Icky Poo?”
As if on que, one writer said: `He’s coming into pitch.”
Mets spring training tickets are currently on sale for games at Tradition Field. To watch the Mets on the road in Florida, you’ll have to contact the home teams’ web sites.
Tradition Field tickets range from $6 to $25. Tickets are available in all price ranges and against all opponents.