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Wheeler makes fourth start

Zach Wheeler gets his fourth start at Triple A this afternoon as the Herd faces Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Coca-Cola Field. The Yankees will again be the home team today.

Wheeler is comign off his first decision for the Herd -- a loss against Lehigh Valley on Aug. 16. Overall he is 0-1 with a 4.60 earned run average and 16 strikeouts in 15 2/3 innings with Buffalo.

Lefty Justin Thomas (1-1, 3.75) starts for Scranton. It's his fifth start for the Yankees. He started 2012 with the Boston Red Sox, appearing in seven games. He then went to Pawtucket and was claimed off waivers by the Yankees on May 12.

Today's lineups:

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

Scranton:
Chris Dickerson -- CF
Corban Josph -- 2B
Eduardo Nunez -- SS
Brandon Laird -- 1B
Kosuke Fukudome -- RF
Francisco Cervelli -- C
Autin Romine -- DH
Kevin Russo -- 3B
Darnell McDonald -- LF

--- 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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