Yesterday, the Mets said that Pelfrey will not make his start and Nelson Figueroa will. Originally the Mets said it might be Jonathan Niese
or Dillon Gee
but they decided against it because the Brewers have a lot of right hand hitters and Niese and Gee are left handers while Figueroa is a righty.
, age 34, is 0-0 in 2 starts for the Bisons with a ERA of 3.00. Last year in the minors he was 4-7 with a 4.43 ERA.
Last year in the majors, he was 3-3 with a 4.57 ERA. In his major league career, he is 10-20 with a 4.67 ERA. Here are some pictures:
The Mets say that they are unsure if Pelfrey will be able to make his start on Sunday. Jerry Manual has said that it will most likely be Jonathan Niese but possibly Dillon Gee. It would be Niese on normal rest or Gee on short rest by 1 day.
Jonathan Niese: 0-1 9.00 ERA in 2 starts
Dillon Gee: 0-2 4.66 ERA in 2 starts
Last year, Niese was 1-1 with a ERA of 7.07 in 3 starts. Niese has a lot more potential then that. I have a feeling he will have a nice carear.
Here is a video of Niese warming up last year:
Also if you have any ideas about who to scout about then I would like to hear.
…update 6:49 PM
Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus is reporting that Pelfrey will miss his next start and either Niese, Gee or Figueroa will make the start.
Not that it matters but is the title like this better or the way I have been doing it?
Today the Mets beat the Marlins 5-4 at Tradition Field.
W – Dillon Gee (1-0)
L – Josh Johnson (1-1)
S – Darron O’Day (1)
- Dillon Gee, who hadn’t worked more than two innings in any appearance the spring, allowed four hits, two walks and two runs in 3 1/3 innings.
- Daniel Murphy was 1 for 3 with a walk while batting in the 2 hole.
- The Mets send 8 men to hit in the 3rd inning and scored 4 runs.
Tomorrow, the Mets travel to Fort Lauderdale to play the Orioles at 1 PM with Mike Pelfrey on the mound.
I am going to start something called the Daily Scouting Report that I hope will get more viewers to come back each day. The report will usually be on a minor league player but may be on a opposing player or a opposing team. For the first one I would like to scout Dillon Gee, who is pitching today against the Marlins at 1 PM on PIX 11.
Here is Gee’s bio
. So far this spring Gee has pitched in 4 games and started 1. He has pitched 6 innings in total and has givin up 7 runs (only 2 earned).
Gee, 22 years old, has spent 2 years with the Mets. In 2007 he was on the Brooklyn Cyclones and was 3-1 in 14 games (11 started) with a ERA of 2.47. He pitched 62 innings striking out 56 batters and only walking 9 batters.
Last year they brought him up to St. Lucie. He was 8-6 in 21 games (started all of them) with a ERA of 3.25 in 127 1/3 innings pitched. He also won five straight decisions from May 30-July 6Then in August they sent him up to double A and was 2-0 in 4 starts allowing 1 run in each start. He had a 1.33 ERA.
Gee is not looking to make the team but would like to show the Mets and their fans (he will be on TV) that he can get major league hitters out.
This game reminds me of that split squad game last year when Niese pitched one game and Parnell pitched the other. The game was late in spring training, on TV, with a guy who is not trying to make the team but is just showing who he is. Who knows. Maybe Gee will come up later in the year and be like Niese or Parnell.
Here is a video of a game that Gee pitched in 2007: