Gee is now 8-3 since May 30, and has given up 2 ER or less in 13 out of his last 17 starts.
117.1 IP, 106 H, 32 ER, 14 HR, 25 BB, 82 K, 2.45 ERA
The ERA is probably a bit better than it should be...Gee gives up a fair amount of hits AND home runs. And his Ks are down as of late...in his last 69.1 IP (10 starts), he's only struck out 35 batters (3 or less in 7 of those starts, 4 in two others). Of course, the best thing about Gee is that he keeps the walks down. And he's providing innings...he's averaging 6.9 IP per start in these 17 starts. He's got a pretty good shot at 200+ innings...sadly, as we've seen, reaching that number seems to have become a major achievement.
He's done a terrific job in his last 17 starts, he really has, but the numbers do point to some regression coming.
Re: d'Arnaud...agreed nmig, noticed the same thing, the guy is a terrific framer. In his last 5 starts, he's 4-for-17, for whatever that's worth...after yesterday, his avg is at its highest since his call-up (.156). Maybe he's starting to settle in a little bit.
Re: Ike, I would love to see the Mets trade him, but I don't know if they can. Anyone interested to going to try to buy low. With Ike, since he's come back, it seems like there's such clear pros and cons. Right now, the positives are clearly his terrific BB-to-K ratio (38-to-35) and his OB% (.436) since being recalled. But like I've said, it's not necessarily Ike's job to reach first base as much as possible. And just like last season, when Ike's batting average settled in the .220s, this year it's settling in the .200s (he was hitting .203 on August 10, and is at .206 now, twenty days later).
So I think the Mets are kind of stuck here into sticking with Ike, and hoping he doesn't completely suck again to start the 2014 season. Funny thing is, even if he's hitting in the .230s but continuing to draw walks and hitting more dingers, but not doing much with RISP through June, compared to the last two starts he got off to, we'll all happily take it...not like he's set the bar terribly high.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 31 August 2013 - 05:27 AM.