3) Dillon Gee Just Didn’t Have It Today
The first two Minnesota Twins hitters mashed solo home runs against Dillon Gee, and he didn’t improve much from there. Gee gave up six runs (five earned) on Wednesday, including three home runs.
The third dinger came from Miguel Sano in the fifth inning with the KC Royals clinging to a 5-4 lead, with a runner on base to give the Twins a 6-5 lead. The blow was particularly damaging when you consider the Kansas City Royals had seized a 5-3 advantage after a five run fourth inning that appeared to put them in control of the game.
Seriously, Gee was so bad it looked like he didn’t entirely wake up for the afternoon game and though he was throwing batting practice. He served up enough meatballs to Minnesota hitters that the even the slumping Twins couldn’t miss.
For the second time in a row, the KC Royals failed to close the deal after winning the first two games of a series. Let’s hope the Royals can pull off that elusive sweep when they return to Kansas City to face the White Sox in a four game series starting Thursday.
Listen, Gee has been pretty much a league average starter over his career. You can’t really expect him to become anything more than that just by virtue of putting on a Kansas City Royals uniform. He’s made two good starts for the Royals in place of Chris Young, and one bad one as well as being a good long reliever.
He’s doing his job.
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