April 27, 2014: Gee Leads Shutout of Fish

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Date: April 27, 2014
Mets starter: Dillon Gee
Mets: 4
Marlins: 0
Winning pitcher: Dillon Gee
Key player(s): Dillon Gee, Lucas Duda, David Wright, Chris Young
Key play: Duda’s and Wright’s doubles, Chris Young’s home run

The Mets faced the Marlins on a Sunday afternoon at Citi Field. The teams played the finale of a three-game series. Dillon Gee pitched eight innings of three-hit scoreless ball in a 4-0 Mets win over Miami.

Gee set down the side in order in the top of the first. Marlins’ starter Tom Koehler pitched a perfect bottom half and Dillon surrendered only a walk to Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the top of the second. Daniel Murphy drew a walk to lead off the bottom of the inning. Chris Young was hit by a pitch and Lucas Duda hit a double to score Murphy for a 1-0 Mets lead. Anthony Recker went down on strikes and Ruben Tejada lined out to second baseman Derek Dietrich. Gee drew a walk that loaded the bases. Koehler then retired Eric Young on a ground ball to Dietrich for the inning’s third out.

Gee hurled a perfect top of the third. Koehler gave up just a single to Murphy in the bottom half and Marcell Ozuna singled to begin the top of the fourth. Giancarlo Stanton hit a force play ground ball to third baseman David Wright. Casey McGehee followed with a foul pop-up on which Wright made a sliding catch. Saltalamacchia drew a walk and Garrett Jones went down on strikes to end the inning. Koehler then shut down the Mets in the bottom half.

Gee retired the Fish 1-2-3 in the top of the fifth. Curtis Granderson walked to open the bottom of the inning. Wright doubled to drive home Granderson and advanced to third base on Murphy’s ground out to first baseman Jones. Chris Young homered to extend the Mets’ lead to four runs. Koehler got Duda to line out to right fielder Stanton and retired Recker on a grounder to Dietrich to close out the inning. Gee pitched a scoreless top of the sixth. Miami reliever Carter Capps then set down the side in order in the bottom half.

Leading off the top of the seventh, Saltalamacchia got a single on an uncaught infield pop-up. Jones singled for the Marlins’ third hit and Dietrich followed with a ground ball on which catcher Recker threw to Wright for an out at third base on Saltalamacchia. Adeiny Hechavarria grounded to shortstop Tejada for an inning-ending double play and Murphy reached on Jones’ error with two outs in the bottom half. Daniel stole second and Capps struck out Chris Young to finish off the inning. Gee set down all three batters in the top of the eighth. Miami reliever Brad Hand then hurled a scoreless bottom half.

Mets’ reliever Carlos Torres threw a called third strike past Stanton to start the top of the ninth. McGehee was retired on a line drive to Tejada. Torres then got Saltalamacchia to fly out to left fielder Eric Young and bring the game to an end. The Mets had a series-closing shutout victory.