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Weber recalled, Carlyle gets spot start

by Amy Moritz

Thad Weber has been pitching well for the Bisons lately, going deep in games and racking up a 3-0 record with a 2.50 ERA in his last four starts.

That's why the Toronto Blue Jays recalled him (officially he will be recalled tomorrow) after placing Josh Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain. Weber may pitch for the Blue Jays tomorrow.

So where does that leave the Bisons today? With Buddy Carlyle getting a spot start as the Herd closes out its series with Syracuse (7:05 p.m., TWC, Radio 1520).

It is the second spot start for Carlyle, who took a no-decision on April 27 at Rochester, giving up two hits with seven strikeouts in four innings pitched.

Overall, the reliever is 4-1 with a 3.67 ERA in 35 appearances.

Thruway Cup: Ah, yes. In the midst of the IL Wild Card and North Division race there is the Thruway Cup series. The Herd is 14-8 in their games against Syracuse and Rochester giving them the lead in the standings.

Playoff update: Heading into tonight's game, the Bisons have a half game lead over Pawtucket and Norfolk in the Wild Card race and a 1 1/2 lead over Lehigh Valley. Meanwhile, the Bisons trail Rochester by three games in the North Division race. The Red Wings and IronPigs are off tonight while Pawtucket is at Louisville and Norfolk is at Toledo.

Tonight's Lineup:
Anthony Gose -- CF
Kevin Pillar -- LF
Clint Robinson -- 1B
Luis Jimenez -- DH
Andy LaRoche -- 3B
Jim Negrych -- 2B
Moises Sierra -- RF
Sean Ochinko -- C
Munenori Kawasaki -- 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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