Mets’ Gee stifles Cardinals offense

Mets’ Gee stifles Cardinals offense

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Mets’ Gee stifles Cardinals offense

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by Scott Bierman / BaseballStL

KMOV.com

Posted on June 12, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 12 at 7:20 PM

(BaseballStL) -- New York Mets starter Dillon Gee won his third consecutive start after holding the St. Louis Cardinals to only one run scored in 6.2 innings pitched on Wednesday.

Gee entered the day with a 4-6 record and 5.20 earned-run average, but has pitched better than those numbers indicate in his last three starts.

The right-hander has allowed only one earned run in each of his last three starts (23 innings pitched), including starts against the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals.

The Cardinals weren’t able to stop his recent hot streak after scoring only one run, via an Allen Craig solo home run in the 6th inning, on six hits and two walks. Gee also struck out seven batters.

Gee was taken out of the game after issuing a two-out walk to Matt Carpenter in the seventh inning, and throwing 107 pitches (74 strikes). Reliever Scott Rice was able to get Carlos Beltran to ground out to end the inning in the next at-bat.

The third strong start from Gee lowered his ERA to 4.84. Prior to the three-game stretch, he had a 6.34 ERA in his first 10 starts.

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