Dillon Gee took the mound in a Brooklyn Cyclones uniform this afternoon for the first time in seven years. The 28-year-old New York Mets pitcher was making a rehab start as he tries to come back from the strained right latissimus dorsi muscle in his back that has sidelined him since mid-May.
Gee threw 55 pitches, allowing one run on four hits and a walk while striking out six Staten Island Yankees. I’d thought about going to the game today because Gee is one of my favorite current Mets. Considering the time it takes to get to & from Coney Island and the cost of the trip, I decided to skip it. (1495 Sports suggests I might get another chance to go on Friday when Gee should have a higher pitch count target.)
1495 Sports also posted a video of Gee’s post-game interview on YouTube.