Big blast leads to win
Almost one year to the date of landing on the disabled list for 10 months, Dillon Gee tossed six solid innings to earn his sixth win during Buffalo’s 7-3 triumph over Toledo Friday night.
In his tenth start of the season, Gee gave up six hits while allowing three earned runs. Two on sixth inning solo shots by Ryan Strieby and Casper Wells.
Other than the sixth inning, Gee had the Mud Hens fooled all night. Gee had a season high for a Bisons pitcher when he struck out nine batters during his six inning performance.
Gee was provided with run support from his teammates early. In the third inning after center fielder Jesus Feliciano and first baseman Daniel Murphy reached base, designated hitter Mike Jacobs stepped to the plate. Jacobs wasted no time and took the first pitch he saw deep to center field for a three run home run, his fifth of the season.
Jacobs was not a one man show for the Herd however. Feliciano added to his league high batting average by going 4-5 with two RBI. Feliciano is now batting .380 on the season.
Also helping the offensive attack was Murphy and left fielder Mike Cervenak. Both had two hits on the night and Murphy added an RBI.
After hitting two home runs yesterday, third baseman Mike Hessman went 1-5 on the day but did more damage on the defensive side. Hessman set the tone early when he threw out Mud Hen second baseman Scott Sizemore at home to deny the Mud Hens a run in the first inning.
Bobby Parnell worked two innings, earned his second save while striking out four of the six batters he faced.