UPDATES & NEWS
Dillon Gee surrendered six runs on six hits and tow walks while striking out six batters over five innings on Thursday against the Brewers.
Gee has now allowed 10 earned runs over his last two starts, falling to 4-3 with a 3.49 ERA and 1.09 WHIP over 11 starts. Up to this point Gee has been far from perfect, owning just a 51:18 K:BB rate and serving up nine home runs through 69.2 innings, and I cold get worse if his .225 BAA slips back to his career-average (.252 BAA). He will look to turn things around when he takes on the Phillies his next time on the mound. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Fernando Rodney has hit a recent rough patch, but said he's put it behind him.
Rodney's closing job is in danger right now, as they 38-year old has already blown a save and has given up in seven runs 3 1/3 innings. Carson Smith could be next in line for saves should Rodney be removed from the job, though Yoervis Medina is another option in the back of the bullpen. As a closer, Rodney will have to have a short term memory and put the issues behind him, as he has a great track record and the stuff is still there for him to succeed in the ninth inning. Analysis: Ben Diamond