BUFFALO, N.Y.-With the regular season rapidly approaching the Bisons held their first workout of the year at Coca Cola Field Tuesday afternoon.
Manager Wally Backman named right hander Matt Harvey as the opening day starter against Pawtucket. The Bisons open the season this Thursday, April 5 at Pawtucket.
A year ago Harvey was a combined 13-5 with a 3.32 ERA in 26 starts with Single-A- St. Lucie of the Florida State League and Double-A Binghamton of the Eastern League. Harvey led all Mets minor leaguers with 13 wins and 156 strikeouts.
The Bisons home opener is Wednesday, April 11 against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees at Coca-Cola Field. First pitch is scheduled for 2:05 pm.