by Amy Moritz
When last the baseball world saw Liam Hendriks on the mound he was part of one freaking weird game.
It was June 20 and he was in Cincinnati to make a spot start for the Toronto Blue Jays. His performance was forgettable. He didn't make it through two innings, giving up six runs in 1 2/3 innings of work en route to the Reds taking an 8-0 lead.
But Hendriks was off the hook as the Blue Jays staged a dramatic comeback for a 14-9 win.
Hendriks has fared much better with the Bisons. He is tied for the International League lead in ERA with 1.92 and ranks first in WHIP with 0.87. He makes is 11th start for the Bisons tonight (7:05 p.m., Radio 1520) as the Herd opens a four-game series with the Columbus Clippers at Coca-Cola Field.
The pitching rotation promises an interesting matchup on Wednesday with Toronto's top prospect Aaron Sanchez (0-1, 6.00) looking for his first Triple-A win in his third start with the Herd. Columbus is scheduled to counter with Danny Salazar (1-4, 6.35).
The 24-year old Salazar worked up the Cleveland Indians chain last year and started the season with the Tribe before being sent down to Triple-A.
At 5:17 p.m. there is sunshine, blue sky and puffy white clouds above Coca-Cola Field but the forecast on The Weather Channel app has lots of orange alerts. Stay tuned for delays and possible changes in the pitching rotation should we encounter delays or doubleheaders.
In the meantime, here is tonight's scheduled starting lineup:
Darin Mastroianni -- CF
Adron Chambers -- LF
Jared Goedert -- 3B
Dan Johnson -- 1B
Brad Glenn -- RF
A.J. Jimenez -- C
Andy LaRoche -- DH
Ryan Goins -- 2B
Jonathan Diaz -- SS