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Wheeler on mound in opener of Bisons-Wings DH

The Bisons and Rochester Red Wings are getting set to hold a makeup doubleheader in Coca-Cola Field and it's Zack Wheeler's fifth chance at his first Triple-A win.

The Mets' No. 1 prospect is 0-2 with a 4.71 ERA this far; he's dropped his last two outings with a 6.97 ERA in them, giving up 13 hits and eight runs in 10 1/3 innings.

Lucas Duda left yesterday and is in the Mets' lineup today against Houston. Jordany Valdespin was sent back to Buffalo but is not yet at the ballpark and hasn't been added to the roster. (1:30 update: Collin McHugh has been officially added to the roster and will start Tuesday night. Valdespin will not be added today).

Buffalo has won 10 straight over Rochester in Coca-Cola Field dating to the second game of a twinbill on April 19, 2011. Esmerling Vasquez (9-5) pitches the opener for Rochester trying to become the Wings' first 10-game winner since current White Sox pitchers Philip Humber and Francisco Liriano both won 10 in 2008.

The Buffalo lineup for Game One:

Fred Lewis, lf
Josh Satin, 2b
Zach Lutz, 3b
Valentino Pascucci, dh
Matt Tuiasosopo, rf
Adam Loewen, 1b
Josh Rodriguez, ss
Matt den Dekker, cf
Mike Nickeas, c

---Mike Harrington


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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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