Mets officially name Dillon Gee Opening Day Starter

Posted: March 24, 2014 in Citi Field, News
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By Steven Inman

Dillon Gee

Dillon Gee will make his first career Opening Day Start

 

With Jon Niese likely to start the 5th game of the season, Dillon Gee has been officially named the New York Mets Opening Day starter by Terry Collins. Gee in 50 career innings vs. the Washington Nationals is 5-1 with a 2.70 ERA so clearly Gee was the correct guy for this spot. Collins noted he would prefer to give the honor to a pitcher who was a Met last year which made Bartolo Colon unlikely.

For the rest of the National series Colon will likely start game two and Zack Wheeler likely gets game three. Daisuke Matsuzaka will start game four vs. the Reds and then Niese will start game six, his first day eligible off the disabled list.

So one week from today Stephen Strasburg will oppose Dillon Gee at Citi Field at 1:10p.m.

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