May 5, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
Mets right-hander Dillon Gee struggled last season in his return from a blood clot in his shoulder, going 2-6 with a 6.34 ERA through his first 10 starts. Then he struck out 12 batters in a dominant start against the Yankees on May 30 of last year and he hasn’t looked back since.
Gee shut out the Rockies for six innings at Coors Field yesterday and dating back to that May 30 game last season he’s now made 29 starts with a 2.66 ERA in 196 innings.
Check out where his 2.66 ERA ranks among all MLB pitchers with at least 20 starts during that nearly year-long span:
Jose Fernandez 1.56 Clayton Kershaw 1.89 Zack Greinke 2.29 Max Scherzer 2.53 Dillon Gee 2.66
That’s some pretty amazing company for Gee, who prior to that May 30 start last season had a lifetime 4.39 ERA in 353 innings through age 27. Considering how out of nowhere that performance has been and what Gee came back from, it’s a helluva story.
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