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More roster news plus notes and lineups for the Bisons fridaynightbash!

by Amy Moritz

Friday afternoon included more roster moves for the Buffalo Bisons. I know. Set your face stunned. 

The Toronto Blue Jays recalled catcher Erik Kratz, who leaves the Herd on a four-game hitting streak. Catcher Jack Murphy returns to the Herd. He was on the Bisons' Opening Day Roster and made three starts before being transferred to Double-A New Hampshire.

Also back to the Herd is Chad Jenkins who was optioned by the Jays. The right-handed pitcher started the season in Buffalo and was promoted to Toronto on April 25 where had appeared in one game, giving up three runs on five hits in 1 2/3 innings.

Other notes for tonight's 7:05 fridaynightbash! as the Herd hosts the Charlotte Knights:

  • Sean Nolin starts for Buffalo. He has allowed four hits over his last two starts.
  • Kevin Pillar's 13-game hit streak is tied for the second longest active streak in the International League, trailing a 14-game streak by Rochester's Chris Parmelee.
  • Bobby Korecky is the only pitcher in affiliated baseball that has league qualification who has yet to give up a run in 2014. The reliever has thrown 20 innings of scoreless baseball with 19 strikeouts.
  • Speaking of pitching, the Bisons' staff as a team ERA of 2.97, the best in the league.

Tonight's Bison's lineup:

Darin Mastroianni -- LF
Jared Goedert -- 3B
Kevin Pillar -- CF
Dan Johnson -- 1B
Matt Tuiasosopo -- RF
Ryan Schimpf -- DH
Ryan Goins -- SS
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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