Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Gee/Lee Matchup part 2.

For the second time this season Dillon Gee and Cliff Lee are facing off, I somehow hope this develops into an Ali-Frazier like feud but something tells me that isn't super likely. A few weeks ago we examined this match up, which you can read here . Let's take a look at their numbers coming into tonight:


IP
ERA
xFIP
WHIP
k/9
bb/9
Gee
56.2
4.92
3.25
1.38
8.26
2.54
Lee
51
2.82
2.6
0.96
8.29
1.41

As  you can see the gap has really widened here but the premise of the last article remains true. Cliff Lee is outrageously good and Gee is way better than a sophomore 5th starter would generally be expected to be. What can you even say about Cliff Lee? He missed a few starts and still has almost as many IP as most other starters. His WHIP is under 1, his ERA under 3 and he essentially strikes out everyone and walks no one. I can't find a thing negative to say about him expect that he voluntarily chose to be a Phillie.

Gee has remained one of the many bright spots of the year and has been a solid anchor to this teams rotation. His strikeout rate is fantastic (about equal with Lee) and his defense independent stats show his ERA is far higher than he deserves, his 3.25 xFIP is the same shared by King Felix and Clayton Kershaw. The one thing I do know is that he is more than good enough to silence the Sillies offense tonight as the Mets go for the key series win.

1 comments:

  1. Gee is the better three-lettered pitcher

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