Mets Opening Day Starter Continues Rehab From Injury
Since being placed on the disabled list on May 14 with a right lat strain, New York Mets opening day starter Dillon Gee has been rehabbing to rejoin the Amazins as soon as possible. He made his second rehab start with the Brooklyn Cyclones, the short season affiliate of the Mets, on Sunday night in Coney Island.
With the ballpark filled on a beautiful night, Gee went 2 2/3 innings against the Cyclones rival, the Staten Island Yankees. Gee got off to a very rough start in the top half of the first against the Baby Bomber hitters. After a leadoff seeing eye double, the Cleburne, Texas native walked the next hitter on four pitches before giving up a solid single up the middle. Another cheap hit followed, and then Gee began to settle down. He retired the next three in order, striking out two, and only allowed one run in the first inning despite four base runners.
In his second inning of work, Gee fared a bit better. The leadoff man reached on an error, but Gee quickly retired three of the next four hitters, striking out another two Yankee sluggers. On a strict pitch count of 55, the former Cyclone came out for the third inning and struck out the first two batters of the inning before being taken out by manager Tom Gamboa.
Overall, Gee pitched 2.2 innings, allowed one run on four hits, walked one, struck out six, and threw 55 pitches (36 strikes). He does not know when his next rehab assignment will be. Gee spoke immediately after being removed from the game. To hear his comments, please press play below.