The Mets and Pirates would be knotted at one a piece until the fourth inning when the Mets would break the game open by putting up a 5 spot.
The story tonight was Gee, he pitched a full 8 innings, scattering 8 hits, no walks and 5 strike outs. He threw a total of 104 pitches, 73 of them for strikes. He joins an elite class of pitchers with tonights win that include Gooden, Mahomes, Cone, Viola and Leach for starting the season undefeated. He is three wins away from the team record of T. Leach with 10-0. Gee used all his pitches tonight and was really cool on the hill. He threw his fast ball inside and used that change up to get himself out of a couple of jams.
Offensively, the Mets pounded out 13 hits against the Pirates- only one of them was a home run(Reyes). Lucus Duda, who was just called up, collected an RBI in the fourth that started a rally. Some the the hits were “ground balls with eyes” but let’s face it, the Mets have been on the other side of games like these, so it was good to see it go their way just once. Overall, every Met in the line up, save Gee, collected at least one hit tonight.
Side Notes: This was a big game for the Mets in a lot of ways. One, Dillon Gee is showing that he is an Ace in the making. Two, the Mets have to get on some type of roll where they can get over this .500 mark. Gee pitched eight innings tonight and gave the bull pen a rest. As a fan, it was nice to have a game that looked in the bag from the fourth inning on.