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Bisons doubleheader starts at noon

by Amy Moritz

It's a beautiful day for a doubleheader. At least when it warms up a bit this afternoon.

The Buffalo Bisons and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders will play two seven-inning games start at noon at Coca-Cola Field. The twinbill makes up one of the games from earlier in the homestand when wet grounds and snow forced postponements.

Ricky Romero gets the start in the first game making his second start of the season. Romero allowed three runs in four innings of a no-decision last week in Lehigh Valley. Last year the lefty won five games for the Herd, striking out 81 batters in 22 starts.

Kyle Drabek will start the second game. He is 1-0 in two starts, picking up his first win April 11 against Pawtucket where he gave up three runs on seven hits with five strikeouts in five innings of work.

Anthoy Gose is expected to be promoted by the Toronto Blue Jays today for their doubleheader in Minnesota. The expectation is that he will play the second game and be returned to the Bisons.

The starting lineup for the Bisons in Game 1:

Chris Getz -- 2B
Steve Tolleson -- 3B
Juan Francisco -- DH
Dan Johnson -- 1B
Matt Tuiasosopo -- LF
Kevin Pillar -- CF
Ricardo Nanita -- RF
Kevin Nolan -- SS
Mike Nickeas -- 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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