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Mets call up Acosta from Bisons

The Bisons' bullpen has been better of late and hard-throwing Manny Acosta is a big reason. Acosta, the native of Panama, got the call to New York today as the Mets have returned Mike O'Connor to Buffalo.

Acosta has recovered from a couple of disastrous April outings to get on a quite a run for himself with the Herd. He's 1-0 with four saves and a 1.77 ERA in 20 games this season and has 27 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings. But he also has 17 walks and that's been a problem.

Of late, however, Acosta has posted an 0.64 ERA over his last 13 appearances, allowing just one run in 14 1/3 innings.

O'Connor had a great season in Buffalo last year (5-2,  2.67, 6 saves in 51 games) and was off to a decent start this year (2-1, 3.31 in 10 games) before going to New York (0-1, 2.70 in 9 games). 

The Bisons are in Gwinnett tonight to open a four-game series against the Braves.

---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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