Welcome to Opening Day 2014! It’s time to start another marathon with Queen’s baseball team as they are on the road to 90 wins. (Whatever, today’s an optimistic day). Mets homegrown talent Dillon Gee gets the nod for Opening Day after an injury to Jon Niese. With the way Dillon has been pitching in Spring, he deserves it! He will match up against the Washington ace Stephen Strasburg.
Dillon Gee is coming off of a full 2013 campaign where he pitched 32 games and 199.0 innings with a 12-11 record and a 3.62 ERA and his lowest BB/9 of his career. He pitched against the Nationals a whopping 6 times last year with a 4-2 record and a 2.72 ERA over 39.2 innings and 27 strikeouts and 8 walks. The Nationals have the following numbers against Gee:
- Werth 11-34, 3 2B, HR, .324 BA
- Desmond 7-32, 3 HR, .219 BA
- Zimmerman 6-29, 2B, .207 BA
- LaRoche 4-23, 2B, HR, .174 BA
- Espinosa 1-13, 3 K
The Mets bats will get another crack at a familiar foe in Strasburg who is coming off of a mostly full season with 30 starts and 183.0 innings of work with a 3.00 ERA and a 8-9 record. Surprisingly he only faced the Mets once last year picking up the loss after allowing 2 earned runs, four total over 6 innings of work. The Mets have the following numbers against Stephen:
- Davis 4-11, 2 HR, 4 K
- Tejada 1-11, 4 K
- Murphy 2-7
- Wright 1-9, 4 K
- Duda 1-4, HR
- Chris Young 1-3
Let’s Go Mets! Open the Season Strong!