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: 1:05 p.m.
Gates Open: Noon
Weather: It'll be another nice day at the park at 77 degrees and a 15 percent chance of rain. The Weather.com report: https://weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/l/USNY0181:1:US
Promotions: Today is a McDonald's Thursday. You get five dollars off your ticket when you present a McDonalds receipt at a Bisons ticket window.
Starting Pitchers: Drew Hutchinson (4-3) looks to continue his strong season with the Herd today. Louisville is starting Daniel Wright (1-1), who has a 4.76 ERA in 17 innings with the Bats.
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.
Hot Bats: Jesus Montero had three RBIs in yesterday's 8-1 victory against the Bats.
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: Atomic Wing earned his 20th win of the year. He leads the pack ahead of Blue Cheese (9), Chicken Wing (7) and Celery, who has none.
The homestand: Today marks the end of the Bisons' four-game series with the Bats. The Herd will play the next two series on the road, travelling to Indianapolis and Louisville.
Tickets: $11-13, bisons.com, Coca-Cola Field Box Office.