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Romero gets sixth start for the Herd

by Amy Moritz

Lefty Ricky Romero will make his sixth start of the season for the Buffalo Bisons but only his second at Coca-Cola Field in the first game of a doubleheader against Lehigh Valley.

Romero pitched a season-best six innings in a no-decision at Norfolk on Saturday. HE walked none and struck out three in that out. He his 0-1 with an 11.84 ERA.

Justin Germano is slated to start the nightcap. He is 4-4 with a 6.79 ERA and struck out a season-high eight batters on Sunday in Norfolk. He allowed just two runs in six innings to get the win.

Gose leads off: Centerfielder Anthony Gose returns to the Bisons today and will bat leadoff. He played 13 games with Toronto where he hit .304 (7-23) with two doubles and four runs scored.

Lineup Note: In the first game, Jim Negrych is playing third base. It is first start at the position. He has 43 starts at second and twice was a the designated hitter.

All-Star voting: Second baseman Jim Negrych and designated hitter Luis Jimenez top International League players in their positions in the fan voting for the 2013 Triple-A All-Star Game. Fans can vote at and their votes determine the starting lineups for both All-Star teams.

Tonight's Bisons' Lineup (Game 1):
Anthony Gose -- CF
Ryan Goins -- SS
Mauro Gomez -- 1B
Luis Jimenez -- DH
Moises Sierra -- RF
Jim Negrych -- 3B
Ryan Langerhans -- LF
Mike McCoy -- 2B
Mike Niceaks --C 


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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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