Thursday baseball: Gee channels Ollie Perez & US Team falters without “Captain America”

signed 2010 Bowman Dillon Gee card from my collection

signed 2010 Bowman Dillon Gee card

Dillon Gee should have at least three more starts before he pitches in a game that counts, but his performance yesterday couldn’t have been encouraging.

His line :  Six runs (all earned) on three hits, four walks, two hit batsmen and three wild pitches over two innings.

Dillon, please don’t turn into a right-handed version of Oliver Perez.

Meanwhile, in what might be one of the best-attended games at Marlins Park this year, the United States lost to the Dominican Republic 3-1 without David Wright, who was scratched from the lineup with a sore back.

According to the New York Times:

David Wright's 2013 Topps Heritage baseball card

David Wright’s 2013 Topps Heritage baseball card

The injury, he explained, occurred about a week ago, while he was training for the W.B.C., before the games started. He felt discomfort on his left side, in the back of his ribs.

At first, he ignored it, and he played through the pain, driving in 10 runs in four games, three in Phoenix and one here. He earned the nickname “Captain America” for his standout performance so far in the tournament.

Hopefully Wright’s injury heals more quickly than Daniel Murphy‘s strained intercostal muscle – Opening Day is not going to be a lot of fun if Ike Davis is the biggest star on the field.

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