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Rodriguez makes Triple A debut

With Collin McHugh making his Major League debut with the New York Mets today, righty Armando Rodriguez was promoted from Double-A Binghamton to start for the Buffalo Bisons tonight.

McHugh pitched seven shutout innings giving up two hits with nine strikeouts in his MLB debut. He took a no-decision in a 1-0 loss.

In Buffalo, it will be Rodriguez who will get the start for the Herd. While the 24-year old was an Eastern League All Star for Binghamton, he made just three spot starts for the B-Mets this year with the rest of his 31 appearances from the bullpen. He was 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA as a starter while he was 2-2 with a 3.04 ERA overall.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with counter with lefty MIke O'Connor (3-6, 3.73). The Yankess have clinched the season series with the Herd.

Tonight's lineup:

Scranton:
Chris Dickerson -- RF
Corban Joseph -- 2B
Eduardo Nunez -- SS
Brandon Laird -- DH
Kosuke Fukudome -- 1B
Austin Romine -- C
Melky Mesa -- CF
Kevin Russo -- LF
Ramiro Pena -- 3B

Buffalo:
Fred Lewis -- LF
Brad Emaus -- 2B
Lucas Duda -- DH
Zach Lutz -- 3B
Josh Satin -- 1B
Matt Tuiasosopo -- RF
Josh Rodriguez -- SS
Matt den Dekker -- CF
Lucas May -- C

--- 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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