Royals Report: 5 Things About Salvy Slam Over Cleveland
By John Viril
4) Dillon Gee Did A Fine Job Too
Dillon Gee returned to the Kansas City Royals after getting recalled June 11, with the team sending lefty Scott Alexander down to Omaha.
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Gee, in effect, was a tandem starter with Young slated to go only 85 (or so) pitches. Though he surrendered an RBI single to Jason Kipnis with runners on first and second with one out, he managed to escape the fifth inning with no further damage by inducing a fly ball from Franciso Lindor and a pop foul from Mike Napoli.
Gee pitched into the eighth inning before yielding to Joakim Soria with runners on first and second and one out. Gee’s line for the evening ended up 3.0 innings, 3 hits, 0 earned runs, 1 walk and no strikeouts.
The Young/Gee pairing allowed only 2 runs in 7.1 innings on Tuesday.
Gee has done an outstanding job as a long reliever this season, but has been much less effective when asked to start. Gee has proved to be yet another valuable role player that general manager Dayton Moore has plucked from the free-agent bargain bin. He’s very useful as long as you don’t ask him to face a hitter more than twice in the same game.
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