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By Mike Harrington » Friday, August 26, 2016

(Through Thursday's games. Last week in parentheses) 1. Chicago Cubs. Reached 36 games over .500 for first time since 1945, last World Series season. (1). 2. Texas Rangers. Gomez goes deep in first AB after getting released by Astros. (2) 3. Washington Nationals. DL stint supposed to be short one for sore-elbowed... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Chris Leroux pitched 6 2/3 shutout innings Tuesday night as the Buffalo Bisons clinched a winning homestand with a 3-0 victory over the Rochester Red Wings in Coca-Cola Field. Leroux (8-9) carried a one-hitter into the seventh and left the game after giving up a one-out single to Rochester's Adam Brett Walker and a... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Friday, July 22, 2016

Injury rehab guys often don't do a whole lot during their games in the minor leagues. After all, they're coming back from an injury and their timing is often off. There can be exceptions. Manny Ramirez put up video game numbers in Buffalo in five games in 2000 (.455/1.364/2.011). Jose Bautista starts here tonight after... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Thursday, July 21, 2016

Jose Bautista hit a home run Wednesday night in his first at-bat for Class A Dunedin, so it's likely his plan will hold true and he will be in the Buffalo Bisons' lineup on an injury rehab assignment for Friday's game against Gwinnett in Coca-Cola Field. Bautista's stint will certainly be one of the most watched rehab... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Thursday, July 14, 2016

I watched the MLB All-Star Game Tuesday night from San Diego and was mostly bored. And I love baseball. I'm not a believer that television ratings are the sole reason to make wild changes to sporting events, but it's clear that baseball's midsummer classic is broken and in need of serious repair. The numbers that were... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Bisons have announced that former Herd outfielders Alex Ramirez and Ted Savage have been elected to the Buffalo Baseball Hall of Fame. They will be formally inducted during the Bisons' game against Syracuse on July 29 in Coca-Cola Field, pushing the Hall's membership to 96. Ramirez played with the Bisons from... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Four members of the Buffalo Bisons have been named to the International League squad for the Triple-A All-Star Game July 13 in Charlotte, the league announced today. It's the most representation by the Herd since six players were selected in 2005. Designated hitter Jesus Montero and closer Dustin Antolin were both... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Friday, May 6, 2016

TORONTO -- The offense is plodding along and the bullpen is certainly in question but the Blue Jays are slowly starting to get key hits, key outs -- and string together some wins. It's four in a row for the Jays after Friday's 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opener of a three-game set in Rogers Centre. A... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Bisons open their 29th season downtown today at 2 against the Rochester Red Wings -- on the anniversary of the iconic game that first opened the doors of then-Pilot Field on April 14, 1988. It seems like yesterday but now there are generations we actually have to explain things to about that day: The Bisons won,... Read More

By Mike Harrington » Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Two days before Opening Day at Coca-Cola Field, the Buffalo Bisons and Toronto Blue Jays have announced a two-year extension of their player development contract through the 2018 season. The agreement was scheduled to expire after this season and the extension was expected throughout baseball circles, with new Toronto... Read More

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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.