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By John Viril
5) Dillon Gee Has Been Doing The Job
Dillon Gee held the Atlanta Braves to scoreless through five innings, before giving up three in the sixth. On Friday, in his second start of the season against the Chicago White Sox, Gee again held the opponent to one run through five innings—but this time KC Royals manager Ned Yost pulled him with 96 pitches and the Royals leading 4-1.
Gee’s line was 5.0 IP, 4 hits, 1 BB, 1 ER, and 5 K.
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That’s means Gee has given up four runs in 10.1 innings pitched (3.48 ERA) since entering the Kansas City Royals rotation due to Chris Young injured forearm.
That’s called depth.
Gee had made 110 starts for the Mets prior to joining the KC Royals this winter as a free agent. While he was slotted as a long-reliever coming out of camp, general manager Dayton Moore knew he could take the ball as a starter if need be.
Dillon Gee looks like he’s continuing the recent Kansas City Royals tradition of big contributions from pitchers seeking to rebuild their careers. Last year, it was Chris Young, Ryan Madson, and Kris Medlen. This year, it’s Dillon Gee and Mike Minor (who is rehabbing at AAA Omaha and shutting down Reno tonight).
As long as Gee keeps pitching like this, no one’s moving him out of the KC Royals rotation.
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