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Rotations set for World Series

SAN FRANCISCO -- Media Day has just concluded at AT&T Park (we're on Pacific time, remember) and I got some tight print deadlines but I can give you the key nugget that developed with the pitching rotations:

Game One: Justin Verlander vs. Barry Zito
Game Two: Doug Fister vs. Madison Baumgarner
Game Three: Anibel Sanchez vs. Ryan Vogelsong
Game Four: Max Scherzer vs. Matt Cain

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tim Lincecum would pitch out of the bullpen in this series. Meanwhile, Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Verlander would not start three times but would start Games One and Five. That, of course, would leave him available in relief for a Game Seven appearance (think Randy Johnson, 2001).

---Mike Harrington
Twitter: @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.

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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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