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Gee bounces back with six shutout innings

Dillon Gee watches an intrasquad game from the

Dillon Gee watches an intrasquad game from the dugout in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2013) Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Dillon Gee had just gotten rocked.

But of all the things that unfolded in his start last Wednesday, on a dreary night against the Astros, the righthander focused on his final inning. He worked a quick, clean, scoreless frame on an otherwise difficult night.

"I was aggressive," Gee said last week. "The tempo was way better. The ball was coming out great. Something clicked that last inning and I felt like my old self."

On Monday afternoon, the righthander continued on his roll, tossing six scoreless innings against the Braves. He faced just 19 batters -- one over the minimum.

Gee allowed hits to Freddie Freeman and Jason Heyward but nothing else. Gee, known primarily for his command, finished with seven strikeouts. It was a stark turnaround for Gee, who had surrendered 11 runs over his previous two starts.

He left the game with the Mets leading 6-0.

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