There was electricity in the air at MCU Ballpark as Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee joined the Brooklyn Cyclones (11-6) joined the team for a rehab start against New York-Penn League rivals the Staten Island Yankees (10-7).
Gee who was placed on the disabled list on May 14 with a right lat strain, took a step back to the big club by taking the hill on a beautiful Sunday evening.
Dillon allowed one run on four hits and had six strikeouts in 2.2 innings. He was pulled after reaching his 55 pitch-count limit. This marked the first appearance for Gee with the Cyclones since 2007, as the righty first got his start with the Minor League Club, and admitted afterward he got a bit of an adrenaline rush from being in front of a crowd and back with his former club.
“I had a little adrenaline going into this game because it was the first time out in a couple of months in front of a crowd,” Gee said. “It took me a little to get it under control but I feel fine physically right now.”
Gee was not the only one who impressed as the team overall battled back from a 5-0 deficit to make the score 5-4 in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Leading the way for the Cyclones on the offensive side of the game were Jhoan Urena who got a hit and an RBI, as well as Michael Bernal, Tyler Moore and Jeffrey Diehl.
Urena now has a 10-game hitting streak, and with his hit today became only the second teenager to ever have a double-digit hitting streak with the Cyclones. Jhoan now joins outfielder Alhoji Turay who hit in 12 straight during the 2012 season.
Getting back to Gee the righty is expected to return back to the Cyclones for the July 4th game before potentially returning to the New York Mets on July 9.
As for the Cyclones they will return to action on July 1 as they have three-game set against the Hudson Valley Renegades that will have home game bookended by two away games on July 1 and 3. Brooklyn will be home on July 2 with the first pitch for that game set for 7:00 p.m.
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