It was not a good game at all for Dillon Gee, who got roughed up for 7 runs in 3 innings in the Mets 8-3 loss to the Phillies on Tuesday. The 3 inning outing is his shortest outing in his Major League career, replacing his August 22nd, 2011 outing where he lasted 3 2/3rd innings against the same Philadelphia Phillies, giving up 8 runs on 7 hits, walking 6 batters while only striking out 1. Terry Collins after the game admitted that Gee had some control troubles, stating that he was about 2 feet off on his pitches.
The Mets home run streak to start the season now sits at 8 after John Buck launched a 2-run blast in the 4th inning. The 2 runs puts him at 14 RBI's, 2nd best in the majors (Chris Davis, Baltimore, 17). The 8 consecutive games to open a season with a home run ties the Mets franchise record, set back in 1987.
Jeremy Hefner (0-1, 1.50) will hope the Mets can provide him with better run support while on the mound after receiving a losing decision last Friday against the Miami Marlins. He struck out 3 and gave up 5 hits, only allowing one earned run in 6 innings pitched. The last time Hefner faced the Phillies, he was bruised with 7 runs on 6 hits, and was replaced without recording a single out back in September. He'll face Kyle Kendrick, who allowed 5 runs on 8 hits in 5 2/3rd innings in his first start of the season against Kansas City. Broadcast begins 6:25PM on 1230 FOX Sports Radio.
In Other Sports
The Knicks scored 36 in the 1st Quarter as they easily disrobed the Washington Wizards 120-99 for their 13th straight victory. Carmello Anthony scored 36 points and was followed with Iman Shumpert's 18 points. John Wall scored 33 for the Wizards. The Knicks shot 56% from the field and 55% from downtown, and will take their streak to Chicago on Thursday, where they face the team that put an end to the Miami Heat win streak last month (8pm, Thursday, TNT).
Isles clip Flyers
In the other Philly/New York game on Tuesday, the New York Islanders pushed ahead of the New York Rangers in the standings after their 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at the Nassau Coliseum. Jakob Voracek gave Philly the early 1-0 lead, but then the Islanders scored the last 4 goals, capped with a John Tavares goal that appeared to be redirected by Erik Gustafsson into his own net and an empty net goal 30 seconds later. The Rangers will seek to regain a tie with the Islanders tonight as they try to avenge their Monday loss to the Maple Leafs, and the Islanders will be in Boston tomorrow, leading up to Saturday's key Rangers/Islanders showdown.
Masters Tee Schedule
The 1st and 2nd round tee times have been determined for the Masters. Of the notables, Stewart Cink will tee off at 10:23AM, Tiger Woods will tee off at 10:45AM and Phil Mickelson will tee off at 1:41PM on Thursday. On Friday, Cink, Woods and Padraig Harrington will benefit from afternoon coverage with afternoon tee times. The Masters will be live on 1410 CBS Sports Radio all weekend, so make plans to listen along while you work or play this weekend.