Freeman walk-off a once-in-2-decade event

Dillon Gee

Dillon Gee

#35 SP
New York Mets

2013 STATS

  • GM14
  • W5

  • L7

  • BB21

  • K69

  • ERA4.56

ATLANTA -- How rare an occurrence was Dillon Gee's surrendering of a walk-off two-run homer to lose a shutout, lead and the game on the same pitch?

According to ESPN Stats & Information, the last time it happened to a starting pitcher was May 7, 1994. That day Jeff Fassero of the Montreal Expos also served up a walk-off two-run homer in a 2-1 loss at Atlanta.

This time, Freddie Freeman did the honors. Last time? Mark Lemke did the honors with two outs in the ninth and Jarvis Brown pinch-running for David Justice at first base, making a winner of Tom Glavine.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only other pitcher in Mets history to have a shutout bid spoiled by a walk-off homer was Roger Craig on July 19, 1963 at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia.