The New York Mets have had a solid season so far with a 19-19 record, and much of that is down to the impressive play of Dillon Gee, but the pitcher has been ruled today for up to 15-days in a huge blow for the Mets.
Gee has been placed on the 15-day disable list by the Mets as a result of an injured lat muscle. This may be a surprising decision because of his good form and this injury concern has certainly come out of left field.
In eight games, the 28-year-old Gee has posted a 2.73 ERA over more than 52 innings, and adding his quality late play in 2013, he has put together nearly 200 innings with an ERA below 3.00.
However, Gee has been as bad as he has been good, with other stats indicating that he might not be up to scratch. But he has still been one of the top pitchers for the Mets and this is clearly a blow to the team.
This will now lead to a debut for Jacob DeGrom against the New York Yankees on Thursday, with this situation definitely not acting as the ideally scenario for Mets fans as they face their rivals in the Yankees.