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After the drama, a day game for the Herd

by Amy Moritz

After a dramatic 11th inning win Friday night, the Buffalo Bisons are back for an early start at Coca-Cola Field. Game three of the series with the Louisville Bats starts at 1:05 (Radio 1520). The series is tied 1-1 after Andy LaRoche doubled in the 11th to give the Herd a 4-3 win last night.

Scoring late isn't new for the Bisons this season. They have outscored their opponents, 43-12, from the seventh inning on.

Righty Miguel Batista makes his fifth start for the Herd. His last three starts have been on the road. In his last outing in Rochester on April 29, he gave up three runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings for a no-decision. His one win this year came at Lehigh Valley on April 21 where he gave up one run on one hit in six innings.

On the mound for Louisville is righty Pedro Villarreal (0-2, 4.23 ERA).

This afternoon's Bison lineup:

Jim Negrych -- 2B
Anthony Gose -- CF
Moises Sierra -- RF
Mauro Gomez -- 1B
Josh Thole -- DH
Andy LaRoche -- 3B
Eugenio Velez -- LF
Mike Nickeas -- C
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.

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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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