GEE and STONER Are What They AreComing off four strong starts that ranged between effective and excellent, Dillon Gee (9-6, 4.82) was ripped for six runs, all earned, on nine hits including two home runs, in four innings on Friday.
While Tobi Stoner has not had Gee's brilliant starts, but he's also avoided the worst of his blowups. Saturday, Stoner (5-8, 5.67) gave up five runs on nine hits, including one home run, while walking one and fanning four in five innings.
ERA is hardly perfect, but the IL has averaged a 4.14 ERA this year. Both Gee and Stoner are above that mark. Neither is ready to help a MLB team.
Gee's the more interesting of the two. In his four July starts, Gee has 30 strikeouts against just two walks in 25.2 IP to go along with four home runs and a 4.21 ERA.
Lucas Duda is Slowing DownDespite going 0-4 in Friday and Sunday's game, the big LF pounded out a double and a home run on Saturday. He's at .291/.355/.638 in 34 games in AAA and .189/.268/.432 in his last ten.
Hits Scarce for F-MartDespite a home run Saturday, his 10th, Fernando Martinez has just three hits, including a double and a home run in his last ten games while walking once and fanning 12 times for a .176/.200/.471 line. He's at .244/.303/.442 overall at age 21. He's still extraordinarily young for the league, but at some point, he actually has to start producing.
SlumpThe Bisons have lost five games in a row.
The Bisons play a day game today at noon so I'll be listening to Ben Wagner and friends in the office.