Gee maximizing opportunity with Mets

Once unsure of ever making it to the big leagues, the Mets pitcher is off to a 6-0 start

Updated: June 5, 2011, 12:33 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- R.A. Dickey opened last season at Triple-A Buffalo, was summoned to the majors because of an injury in the New York Mets' rotation, then raced to a 6-0 start.

Sound familiar? Dillon Gee has followed the near-identical script this season, minus the knuckleball.

Facing Jair Jurrjens, the reigning National League Pitcher of the Month, who had a 1.51 ERA through his first nine starts, Gee was every bit the ace's equal Saturday night at Citi Field.

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