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Bisons go to Schwinden in hopes of ending skid

It's game two of a four game series between the Bisons and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees at Coca-Cola Field today. The Herd are currently in the middle of an eight-game home stand which they have started off 1-4.

In today's afternoon game All Star pitcher Chris Schwinden (6-5, 3.52) will get the start for Buffalo and he will face Lance Pendleton (3-3, 2.95). 

An update for the Yankees fans, pitcher Ivan Nova was working with the pitching staff before batting practice today. He threw for about 15 minutes with a Scranton coach carefully watching every throw.

Nova was placed on the 7-Day DL last Wednesday because of an ankle injury. He pitched a simulated game yesterday and has been experiencing pain in his ankle since getting hit by a line drive in a previous start.



Austin Krum CF

Greg Golson RF

Jesus Montero DH

Mike Lamb 3B

Jorge Vazquez 1B

Jordan Parraz LF

Gustavi Molina C

Luis Nunez 2B

Doug Bernier SS


Lance Pendleton P


Luis Figueroa 2B

Mike Baxter RF

Valentino Pascucci 1B

Jason Botts LF

Josh Satin 3B

Michael Fisher DH

Ruben Tejada SS

Fernando Perez CF

Raul Chavez C


Chris Schwinden P


--Ryan Marfurt


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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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