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Morning Pitch: Bisons vs. Louisville, 7:05 p.m.

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

Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) vs. Louisville Bats (Cincinnati Reds)

Coca-Cola Field

First pitch: 7:05 p.m.

Gates open: 6 p.m.

Weather: The forecast is good. Game-time temperature will be 75 degrees and the forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with 15 percent chance of rain. updates for 14203:

Promotions: It’s Irish Festival Night, and fans are encouraged to wear green. There is a pre-game tent party outside of center field at 5 p.m. featuring Irish food. The Bisons’ Irish American of the Year Award will be presented before the first pitch. Also: Get two tickets for the price of one when presenting a Ted’s Hot Dogs receipt at the ticket window. The 2-for-1 concessions deal is on nachos. There will be fireworks after the game.

Starting pitchers: John Anderson (0-1, 7.50) is the Herd’s scheduled starter and will face top-rated prospect Robert Stephenson (4-3, 3.29). (See below.)

Last game: Quick hits: Lousiville 4, Bisons 1.

Game Story: Herd catcher Jimenez shows big-league defensive tools.

Bisons Prospects: A.J. Jimenez is only 25 and is a good defensive catcher. After several injury plagued seasons he needs to put together a strong Triple-A season to rejuvenate his stock. Infielder Andy Burns could help the Blue Jays as a utility infielder and already has had a brief stint in Toronto. He’s batting .247.

Louisville Prospects: Pitcher Robert Stephenson was rated No. 1 in the Reds chain by Baseball America in the offseason. ranks outfielder Jesse Winkler No. 1 and Stephenson No. 2. Winkler, 22, is a 6-foot-3 left-hander who’s batting .286. He’s a good fielder and has some speed. He has a good eye. He leads the Bats in walks with 33. Stephenson, 23, is a hard-throwing right hander who the Reds hope will become a front-line starter soon.

Hot Bats: Outfielder Scott Schebler is hitting .304 but is at .427 in June.

Records: Buffalo is 37-34 but is falling behind the red-hot Rochester Red Wings (43-28) in the in the International League North Division. Buffalo is fifth. Louisville is 36-34, third in the IL West.

Major connection: Louisville manager Delino DeShields played 13 seasons with the Expos, Dodgers, Cardinals, Orioles and Cubs. His 463 stolen bases still ran him in the MLB’s top-50 all-time. He had a career batting average of .268.

WCC Race: Blue Cheese won for the ninth time this season, which ranks second behind Atomic (19). Chicken Wing has six wins and Celery none.

The homestand: The Herd is home through Thursday, then goes on the road for a week.

Tickets: $11-13,, Coca-Cola Field Box Office.

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