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: 3 p.m.
Weather: The Bisons will enjoy near perfect weather for the second day in a row. There's a zero percent chance of rain and it will be a comfortable 74 degrees. The Weather.com report: https://weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/l/USNY0181:1:US
Promotions: You can show you're with the Herd for the long haul if you get to the game early. The first 3,000 fans through the Swan Street gate receive a Bisons trucker hat. The Pettibones gate on Washington Street opens at 3 for fans to get a look at the top NHL prospects, including likely top pick Auston Matthews, taking batting practice.
Starting pitchers: Bisons starter Chris Leroux (4-4) goes up against Amir Garrett, who is pitching his first AAA game of the season.
Last game: Quick Hits: Dominguez hits second grand slam in two weeks in 6-3 win
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 .241.
Louisville Prospects: Outfielder Jesse Winker, the Reds' top prospect according to MLB.com, 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.
Records: Buffalo is 38-34 and in fourth place in the division. Unfortunately for the Bisons, the Rochester Red Wings won again last night, keeping the Herd six games back of the division lead. Louisville is 36-35.
Hot batter: Matt Dominguez is hitting .400 during his five-game hit streak and is coming off a game where he hit his second grand slam in two weeks.
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.
The homestand: The Herd is home through Thursday, then goes on the road for a week.
Tickets: $11-13, bisons.com, Coca-Cola Field Box Office.