6/30/10

Buffalo 6, Syracuse 1 - Gee Shines

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from press release:

It may have took him a little over a month but starting pitcher Dillon Gee got his seventh win of the season in a 6-1 Bisons win tonight against the Syracuse Chiefs at Coca-Cola Field. Gee threw a gem, going seven innings while only giving up three hits, allowing one run and striking out six.



The last time Gee took the mound and got a win was on May 28th when the Herd defeated the Toledo Mud Hens, 7-3. Five starts, four losses and 32 days later, Gee had arguably his best outing of the season by shutting down the Chiefs over his seven strong innings of work. Gee was excellent from the first pitch he threw. Through his first five innings he only gave up one hit coming way of a Chiefs first baseman Chris Duncan double in the third inning.



The Chiefs finally got to Gee in the sixth inning. Syracuse third baseman Leonard Davis was finally able to score off of a single from left fielder Jason Botts. It would be the only run the Chiefs scored all night. Overall Gee threw 96 pitches with 67 of them going for strikes. He also tied his longest performance of the season by matching his seven inning outing during an April 17th game against Scranton Wilkes-Barre. Gee's teammates provided all the offensive support he needed in the third inning. After replacing Jason Pridie, left fielder Lucas Duda led off the third inning with a line drive solo home run to right field that just stayed in fair territory. Duda took the first pitch he saw deep to right to give himself his third home run of the season and his second over the past two days.



Shortstop Justin Turner and center fielder Jorge Padilla were also able to score in the third to give the Bisons an early 3-0 lead. That three run advantage would prove to be too much for a stagnant Chiefs offense to overcome.



The Herd had five different players who had multi-hit performances in tonights game. Both Turner and Padilla had two hits while first baseman Mike Jacobs, right fielder Fernando Martinez and catcher J.R House also chipped in two hits apiece.

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