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Hefner returns to the Bisons

Righty Jeremy Hefner returns to the Buffalo Bisons after making his Major League debut with the New York Mets last Monday. Hefner three three shutout innings of relief for the Mets agianst San Francisco. He is 2-1 in three starts with the Herd and his 1.96 earned run average is the sixth best in the International League.

Buffalo won the opener of the four-game series with Rochester at Coca-Cola Field Friday night, 7-3. Today's 1:05 p.m. game puts Hefner on the mound against Red Wings righty P.J. Walters (2-1, 3.38 ERA).

The Herd's lineup:

Andres Torres -- CF
Bobby Scales -- 2B
Valentino Pascucci -- DH
Josh Satin -- 1B
Vinny Rottino -- LF
Matt Tuiasosopo -- 3B
Dustin Martin -- RF
Lucas May -- C
Omar Quintanilla -- SS

--- 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.

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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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