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Morning Pitch: Bisons host Yankees affiliate RailRiders in second game of three-game series

Going to the game? Here's what you need to know:

Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) vs. Scranton-Wilkes Barre RailRiders (New York Yankees)

Coca-Cola Field

First pitch: 6:05 p.m.

Gates open: 5:05 p.m.

Weather: As of Tuesday morning, the forecast for 6 p.m. was 58 degrees, 0 percent precipitation. updates for 14203

Promotion: Get two tickets for the price of one when you present a receipt from Ted's Hot Dogs to the Bisons ticket window. Tuesday’s 2 for 1 food item will be Italian Sausage.

Starting pitchers: Buffalo RHP Roberto Hernandez (0-0, 0.0) vs. RHP Chad Green (0-3, 1.44).

Bisons Prospects: Andy Burns started the year ranked 27th among Blue Jays prospects by Baseball America. Dalton Pompey no longer ranks as a prospect but was No. 4 in 2015.

Yankees Prospects: The RailRiders roster includes two of the top-10 rated prospects in the New York Yankees’ organization, according to Baseball America. Right-fielder Aaron Judge is rated No. 3. Rob Refsnyder, a second baseman and DH, is No. 7. Judge, 24, is 6-foot-7 and 250 pounds. He was a first-round pick in 2013. He’s batting .277. Refsnyder was a fifth-round pick in 2012. He’s batting .235 but he’s on a seven-game hitting streak.

Injury update: Pompey sat out a fourth straight game with a heel injury on Monday. His status is day to day.

No Yank panic: Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman said Monday he’s not looking to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre for immediate help in solving New York’s early season problems. Seven of the nine regulars for the Yankees (8-15) are batting .250 or worse.

“I would say that the current roster needs to heal itself currently more so than looking at Scranton to heal it,” Cashman told reporters.

IL Rankings: The Bisons stand 13th out of 14 in the International League in batting with a team average of .230. Durham is last at just .216.

Quotable: Bisons manager Gary Allenson on the hitting: “We’re kind of treading water right now, haven’t really got on a streak yet. We have some power on this team that’s kind of showed up in spots. Once we get it going here with the middle part of the lineup it’ll make the manager relax a little better in some of these games.”

Warming up: Bisons second baseman Andy Burns is batting .284 since starting the season 0-15. He was 2 for 4 Monday and hit his eighth double of the season. . . . Buffalo’s Casey Kotchman has hits in seven of his last nine games. . . . Scranton lead-off hitter Donovan Solano is 14 for 45 his last eight games. . . . Scranton’s Nick Swisher, who played for the Yankees from 2009 to 2012, is 9 for his last 20 against lefties.

Last game: Quick Hits: Bisons defeat RailRiders, 5-3 | Adams looks to re-establish himself in Triple-A

WCC Race: Atomic continued his dominance Monday and is now 8-0 on the season against (Blue) Cheese, Celery and Wing.

The homestand: Bisons host the RailRiders at 1:05 Wednesday before Syracuse comes in for four games: 6:05 Thursday, 6:05 Friday, 1:05 Saturday and 1:05 Sunday.

Tickets: $10-12,, Coca-Cola Field Box Office.

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