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Another day, more roster moves as Herd continues homestand

by Amy Moritz

You knew we'd start off the second day of the Bisons' homestand with more roster moves, right? Because that's how the Toronto Blue Jays roll. At least over the last few days.

Today's roster moves see catcher Erik Kratz and closer Neil Wagner recalled to the Blue Jays while righthanded pitcher Chad Jenkins was optioned to the Herd. Also for the Bisons, pitcher Austin Bibens-Dirkx was activated off the disabled list. He missed seven games with a right shin contusion.

That makes 13 roster moves in the last four days and John Lott does a good job laying out the moves on the National Post website.

The moves haven't impacted the Herd too much. They still have the best record in the International League at 21-15. They're tied with Pawtucket for first in the IL North heading into tonight's game.

The Bisons will look to rebound after last night's 3-2 loss to the Gwinnett Braves.

Ricky Romero makes his seventh start for the Herd. He picked up his first decision in his last start -- a loss on Friday in Charlotte. In that game he gave up five runs in three innings.

Romero has been good at home this year, though, with a 3.60 ERA in three starts at Coca-Cola Field.

Tonight's lineup:

Darin Mastroianni -- LF
Anthony Gose -- CF
Matt Tuiasosopo -- RF
Dan Johnson -- 1B
Jared Goedert -- 3B
Ryan Goins -- SS
Andy LaRoche -- DH
Mike Nickeas -- C
Jonathan Diaz -- 2B

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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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