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Play Ball! (Finally)

by Amy Moritz

It's 11:40 a.m. and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are on the field taking batting practice. Yes, after four days of rainouts, there will be baseball at Coca-Cola Field.

The Buffalo Bisons and Scranton will play a doubleheader this afternoon. Both are scheduled seven-inning games.

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Righty Dave Bush will make his Bisons' debut in the first game. He was on the Herd's Opning Day Roster but had a one-game stint with the Toronto Blue Jays before his scheduled start in Buffalo. 

Miguel Batista will start Game Two. He was signed by Toronto to a minor league deal on Wednesday. He went 3-0 with the Herd in 2011as part of the Mets organization.

Starting for Scranton are righty Dellin Betances and righty Brett Marshall.

Meanwhile, infielder Lance Zawadzki was activated off the Bisons disabled list and right handed pitcher Edgar Gonzalez was outrighted to the club after he was designated for assignment.

The starting lineups for today's first game:

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre:

Corban Joseph -- 2B
David Adams -- 3B
Zoilo Almonte -- LF
Dan Johnson -- 1B
Austin Romine -- C
Cody Johnson -- DH
Melky Mesa -- CF
Thoms Neal -- RF
Gil Velazquez -- SS

Bisons:

Jim Negrych -- 2B
Anthony Gose -- CF
Moises Sierra -- RF
Mauro Gomez -- 1B
Josh Thole -- C
Andy LaRoche -- 3B
Ryan Langerhans -- LF
Eugenio Velez -- DH
Ryan Goins -- SS

 

 

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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 | [email protected]


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 | [email protected]

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