August 18, 2010 -- Having a minor league record is good news, not great news. After all, no one wants to stay with a minor leaguer long enough to set a new standard for a particular team, but it is a sign that the player is succeeding.
That was the case of Dillon Gee, who entered the Buffalo Bisons' record book on this day.
Gee recorded his 138th strikeout in a home game against Rochester. It broke the old mark of 137 set by Vicente Palacios in 1990.
Gee didn't have a particularly good outing, lasting less that six innings in the game.
"I've got to focus on that because my job is to go out there and pitch good games and I didn't do it tonight," he said. "So that's what I'm going to be thinking about."
But his team did get a win. Mike Cervenak sent the fans home happy with a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to give Buffalo a 7-6 win.
--- Budd Bailey