Gee gets Opening Day nod

Gee struck out a Bisons record 165 batters in 2010.

Buffalo Bisons manager Tim Teufel has named RHP DILLON GEE his starting pitcher for Opening Day, Thursday, April 7 against the Syracuse Chiefs at Coca-Cola Field (3:05 p.m.).

Gee, 24, is coming off a record-breaking season with Buffalo in 2010. Last season, the Cleburne, TX-native struck out a Bisons’ Modern Era-record 165 batters, 23 more than any other pitcher at Triple-A and 28 more than the previous record that stood for two decades. Overall, Gee was 13-8 with a 4.96ERA with Buffalo last year.

Gee also led last year’s Bisons in starts (28), wins (13), innings pitched (161.1) and quality starts (14). The Bisons were 19-9 in the 28 games he pitched in. The righty was named the Bisons 2010 Comeback Player of the Year after missing the final 98 games of the 2009 season with a right shoulder strain.

In his career, Gee is 9-6 with a 4.28ERA and 120 strikeouts in 124.0 innings at Coca-Cola Field.

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