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Romero gets sixth start for the Herd

by Amy Moritz
@amymoritz

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 MiLB.com 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.

@amymoritz | [email protected]

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