Dillon Gee showed he could get hit just as hard in Triple-A with Las Vegas as he could in the majors with the Mets.
The demoted righthander struck out six in five innings, allowing seven hits, one walk and six runs during the 51s' 20-8 romp over Salt Lake on Thursday.
Five of Gee's seven hits allowed went for extra bases: three doubles and two home runs. He threw 53 of his 86 pitches for strikes and also uncorked a wild pitch.
Centerfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was 2-for-4 with two home runs and two walks, first baseman Brandon Allen went 5-for-6 with two doubles and a walk, and leftfielder Alex Castellanos and catcher Anthony Recker each logged two singles, a double and a walk for Las Vegas (42-32, 1st place in Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern).
(37-34, 3rd place in Eastern League Eastern, 2 games back)
Leftfielder Michael Conforto was 1-for-3 with a walk, centerfielder Brandon Nimmo went 2-for-4 with a double and rightfielder Eudy Pina was 3-for-4, but the Mets fell to Harrisburg, 2-1.
SINGLE-A ADVANCED ST. LUCIE
Third baseman Daniel Murphy, playing in his second rehab game as he works his way back from a quad strain, was 0-for-3 with a walk in the Mets' 4-3 loss to Bradenton. Second baseman Jeff McNeil was 1-for-3 with two walks and two stolen bases, first baseman Matt Oberste went 3-for-5 and catcher Jeff Glenn was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk. The game was the first during the second half of St. Lucie's season.
In the first game of the second half of the season, leftfielder Vicente Lupo was 2-for-3 with a double and a home run, but Savannah fell to Lexington, 6-2.
SINGLE-A SHORT SEASON BROOKLYN
(4-3, T-1st place in New York-Penn League McNamara)
Long Island righthander Tyler Badamo (0-1, 2.84 ERA) struck out five in 6 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits, one walk and two runs in the Cyclones' 2-1 loss to Connecticut. Designated hitter Jeff Diehl doubled and shortstop Branden Kaupe tripled for two of Brooklyn's four total hits.
ROOKIE - DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE METS 1
(11-12, T-5th place in DSL Boca Chica South, 6 games back)
Centerfielder Anthony Dirocie and rightfielder Claudio Geraldo were each 2-for-4, designated hitter Wagner Lagrange doubled and third baseman Domingo Martinez tripled, but the Mets fell to the DSL Orioles 2, 4-2.
ROOKIE - DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE METS 2
(15-8, 2nd place in DSL San Pedro de Macoris, 2.5 games back)
Righthander Nicolas Debora (2-0, 1.44 ERA) struck out three in six scoreless innings, allowing four hits and a walk in a 5-2 win over the DSL Yankees 2. Second baseman Angel Manzanarez was 2-for-4 with a double and rightfielder Grabiel Jimenez went 2-for-4.
ROOKIE - GULF COAST LEAGUE METS
(0-2, 4th place in GCL East, 2.5 games back)
The Mets' game against the GCL Nationals was suspended by rain in the fifth inning, with the Mets leading 1-0. It's scheduled to be completed on Friday. Leftfielder Ricardo Cespedes was 1-for-2 with a walk.
ROOKIE - KINGSPORT
(2-1, T-1st place in Appalachian League West)
Catcher Darryl Knight homered twice as the Mets beat Johnson City, 10-8. First baseman Dash Winningham also homered, and centerfielder Raphael Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and a stolen base