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Familia, Harvey find home on the road for Bisons

Jeurys Familia starts for the Bisons Wednesday night at Gwinnett, hoping to continue his success on the road -- where he has a 1.86 ERA in two starts this season.

Familia and former top draft choice Matt Harvey have gotten all the attention thus far in the Buffalo rotation, and have put up some utterly bizarre home/road splits to this point. Check these out:

Combined home: 6 starts, 1-1, 7.30 ERA, 24.2 IP, 26H, 20 ER, 24 BB, 22 SO
Combined away:  7 starts, 4-1, 2.61 ERA, 38.0 IP, 36H, 11 ER, 17 BB, 39 SO

Harvey home: 2 starts, 0-0, 8.22 ERA, 7.2 IP, 9H,  7 ER, 5 BB, 5 K
Harvey away:  5 starts, 3-1, 2.86 ERA, 28.1 IP, 27H, 9 ER, 11 BB, 27K

Familia home: 4 starts, 1-1, 6.88 ERA, 17 IP, 17H, 13 ER, 19 BB, 17K
Familia away:  2 starts, 1-0, 1.86 ERA, 9.2 IP, 9 H, 2 ER, 6 BB, 12K

It's been cold in Buffalo at times, but not really much worse than any other Northeast city. The whole thing is hard to figure out, especially when you talk about a Buffalo team that's 19-13 overall and 10-6 at home.

When the Bisons come home next week, they'll be playing 16 straight games in Coca-Cola Field. They're going to need two top prospects to start getting comfortable downtown.

---Mike Harrington
(www.twitter.com/bnharrington)

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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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