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Herd returns from break

The Buffalo Bisons return from the All-Star break to host a four-game series with the Gwinnett Braves. The series begins at 7 p.m. tonight and there's no shortage of news and notes from Coca-Cola Field.

For the Herd, Jesus Feliciano returns after playing 21 games with the Mets in his first big-league call-up. Feliciano will lead off for the Bisons and start in center field.

Ramon Oritz gets the start for the Herd with International League All-Star Pat Misch scheduled to start on Friday. Lefty Oliver Perez is set for Saturday's start.

For Gwinnett, center fielder Nate McLouth is starting and in the leadoff spot. McLouth is on a rehabilitation assignment coming back after sustaining a concussion in a June 9 outfield collision with rookie Jason Heyward. McLouth was hitting .176 in 57 games for the Atlanta Braves. He was an All Star in 2008 with Pittsburgh.

Meanwhile, Gwinnett's starting pitcher Todd Redmond pitched a no-hitter this season against Louisville on May 28. The Braves won that game, 4-0.

Today's Herd lineup:

Jesus Feliciano -- CF
Justin Turner -- 2B
Lucas Duda -- LF
Mike Jacobs -- 1B
Mike Cervenak -- 3B
Fernando Martinez -- RF
Luis Hernandez -- SS
J.R. House -- C
Ramon Ortiz -- P

--- Amy Moritz

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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.

@BNHarrington | mharrington@buffnews.com


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.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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