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Around the horn weekend edition columnist Ian O'Connor gives some interesting clubhouse perspective on what's becoming plainly obvious: Jerry Manuel is a dead man walking in the Mets' manager chair. John Harper writes in the Daily News that David Wright's struggles are killing Manuel. In the Post, Joel Sherman writes that the Mets organization is simply run by buffoons. Seriously now, as Sherman points out, you honor the 2000 National League champions when the Yankees are in town? Say what?

Another win for the Bisons at home, where they're 16-6. Buffalo's 16th home win last year was on July 18. Forget to mention in today's story the Mets called up Buffalo closer Elmer Dessens (5-0, six saves). I'm betting he comes back because the Amazins' need a starter for disabled John Maine and Pat Misch is the likely choice there.

Great photo gallery from the Washington Post on Stephen Strasburg's debut in Syracuse and his outing Wednesday night in Rochester. I'm still saying a June 4 debut in Washington and no trip to Buffalo  June 1-2-3. Darn.

Late Friday night, the Blue Jays added six more home runs to their MLB-leading total and Edwin Encarnacion blasted three but they still lost at Arizona, 8-6. It's only the second time since 1920 (!) a team accounted for all its runs in a game with six solo homers. You can see video of the six homers here.

Cardinals pitcher Brad Penny hit a grand slam against the Angels but could be out a few weeks with a lat strain. He insisted it wasn't aggravated by the swing but you wonder.

---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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