PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Dillon Gee couldn’t pinpoint the reason for his lack of command.
One thing he’s certain about, it’s not related to his health.
The Mets right-hander couldn’t find the plate Wednesday, giving up six runs while walking four, hitting two batters and throwing three wild pitches in New York’s 9-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers.
"I don’t even want to think about it," Gee said. "All (my pitches) were terrible."
Gee had shoulder surgery to repair a damaged artery in July, but he had been solid his first three outings, giving up just two earned runs in nine innings going into Thursday.
Gee loaded the bases in the first on a pair of walks and a hit batter. He then walked in a run and forced in another one by plunking Matt Tuiasosopo.
Tuiasosopo made him pay the next inning, hitting a two-run homer over the left field wall with Miguel Cabrera on base. Cabrera had reached base with a two-run single.
Gee said he felt good all week and was pleased with his last bullpen session.
When asked what he learned from the outing, Gee said, "How not to pitch."