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Go to the video: Pillar's bizarre first MLB HR, Goins' first hit

By Mike Harrington

Lots of nice help for the Blue Jays coming from the Bisons in recent days, as Ryan Goins, Kevin Pillar, Anthony Gose and Moises Sierra have all helped the big club.

For Sunday's Inside Baseball column, I talked to Pillar and Goins about their MLB debuts and how they broke through last weekend during a series in Houston.

As I talked about in the story, here's the video of Pillar's first MLB home run, the replay review and the ultimate decision. But the real key is near the end -- as umpire Bill Miller flips Pillar the ball. Neat.

Goins, meanwhile, has tied a franchise record with hits in his first eight games in the big leagues (Jesse Barfield did that as well in 1981). Here's Goins' first MLB hit:



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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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