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Let's see. K-Rod is 2 for 2 in saves and the Mets are 2-0 after Wednesday night's 9-7 survival test at Cincinnati.

Meanwhile, over in Yankeeland, Mark Teixeira is 1 for 9 while CC Sabathia and Chien-Ming Wang have combined to give up 13 runs on 17 hits over eight innings with eight walks and no strikeouts! Wednesday's 7-5 loss to the Orioles was another ugly one. And Joba Chamberlain had to deal with the release of his DUI video, which included knocks at New York drivers and Yogi Berra's height.

With A.J. Burnett making his debut, the Yankees will be trying to avoid starting 0-3 for the first time since 1998 today at 1:30 (although, as you might remember, '98 turned out OK).

Keep it here later today for full coverage of the Bisons' home opener with top Mets prospect Jonathon Niese getting the start.

---Mike Harrington


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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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