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By Amy Moritz » Monday, September 7, 2015

The Buffalo Bisons ended their 2015 season with a 10-2 loss to the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium Monday afternoon. Finishing at 68-76 it is the first time the club has ended a year below .500 since 2012. Yet it was one of the most anticipated season finales as Marcus Stroman was with the Herd in a Major League... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Saturday, September 5, 2015

The Buffalo Bisons found some success of relievers but their rally came up short, dropping a 6-2 decision to the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium Saturday night. Held to just three hits by starter Zeke Spruill, the Herd rallied for runs in the eighth and had an opportunity with the bases loaded in the ninth, but Ty... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Friday, September 4, 2015

The Buffalo Bisons were shut out for the 20th time this season, dropping a 2-0 decision to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders at PNC Field Friday night. Scranton, which secured the International League North Division title with its win over the Bisons on Thursday, scored runs in the third and fourth. The RailRiders... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Gary Allenson stepped out to accept his gift from the Buffalo Bisons booster club and noted to the crowd that he didn’t have any competition for the favorite manager. It’s part of Allenson’s trademark dry wit. Mention something negative – like shutouts or one-run losses and he’ll respond with “Gee, I... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A four-run eighth inning propelled the Syracuse Chiefs to a 6-2 win over the Buffalo Bisons Wednesday night in the Coca-Cola Field season finale. A three-run double from Darin Mastroianni blew the game open for the Chiefs, who had taken a 2-1 lead in the seventh. The Bisons took a 1-0 lead in the fifth when Alex... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Todd Redmond gave up four runs on three home runs and the Buffalo Bisons struggled to find offense in a 7-1 loss to the Syracuse Chiefs at Coca-Cola Field Tuesday night. Matt Skole hit two homers for the Chiefs with his two-run shot in the second giving Syracuse a 2-0 lead. He and Kevin Keyes started the seventh with... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Mention the social media campaign and Matt Hague smiles attempting to stifle a laugh. The Twitter hashtag #MattVP has been used the majority of the summer by the Buffalo Bisons to promote their slugger. It became a source of both teasing clubhouse banter and external expectations that had the potential to morph into a... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Matt Hague is the International League's most valuable to the surprise of ... no one. The 30-year old infielder, who this season has split time between first and third base, had commanding leads all season in long in a number of offensive categories and he's en route to breaking a number of club records. In some... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Tuesday, September 1, 2015

As Major League rosters expand Sept. 1, five Buffalo Bisons got the call to Toronto. The Blue jays recalled lefthanded pitcher Aaron Loup, righty Ryan Tepera, infielder Munenori Kawasaki and outfielder Dalton Pompey. They also selected the contract of lefty Jeff Francis and made room by designating Bisons lefty Colt... Read More

By Amy Moritz » Monday, August 31, 2015

The Buffalo Bisons couldn’t hold a two-run lead Monday night, dropping a 6-4 decision to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders at Coca-Cola Field. Scranton built an early 2-0 lead but the Bisons scored four runs over the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to take a 4-2 lead. A four-run seventh from the RailRiders... Read More

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About the reporters

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.

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. 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.