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Opening Day rematch as Bisons meet Yankees

The Bisons pounded Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 12-3, in their home opener April 11 in Coca-Cola Field and the pitching matchup for tonight's 7:05 game is the same prospect-studded one we had that afternoon: Jeurys Familia for Buffalo against Dellin Betances of Scranton.

Familia is 4-1,  4.35 and got his first Triple-A win that day with five innings and eight strikeouts. But he continues to struggle with walks and high pitch counts; he needed 87 pitches just to get through 3 2/3 innings of his last start Saturday against Indianapolis.

The 6-foot-8 Betances, a New York native who is one of the Yankees' top prospects, is 2-4,  5.24. He allowed eight runs and matched his career-high by allowing three homers in the first matchup with the Bisons.

Bisons reliever Jack Egbert has been called up to the Mets, with Pedro Beato joining the Herd bullpen on injury rehab. Here are tonight's lineups:

Buffalo
Corey Wimberly, cf
Fred Lewis, lf
Josh Satin, 1b
Valentino Pascucci, dh
Matt Tuiasosopo, 3b
Jordany Valdespin, 2b
Lucas May, c
Dustin Martin, rf
Omar Quintanilla,  ss
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Jeurys Familia, p

Scranton/WB
Kevin Russo, cf
Matt Antonelli,  2b
Steve Pearce, 3b
Jack Cust, dh
Ronnier Mustelier,  lf
Brandon Laird,  1b
Francisco  Cervelli, c
Cole Garner,  rf
Ramiro Pena, ss
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Dellin Betances, p

---Mike Harrington
(www.twitter.com/bnharrington)

 

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