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Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) vs. Gwinnett Braves (Atlanta Braves)
First pitch: 6:05 p.m.
Gates open: 4 p.m.
Weather: The weather.com forecast calls for clear skies. Low near 65F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
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Rehab: Jose Bautista is scheduled to continue his MLB rehab with the Bisons.
Starting pitchers: Righty Drew Hutchison (6-4, 3.30) is scheduled to start against righty (and former Bison) Roberto Hernandez (4-5, 4.62).
Bisons Prospects: Outfielder Dalton Pompey is batting .297 and has a future in Toronto, maybe as a starter if he can keep playing well. He’s a speedster. . . . A.J. Jiminez 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.
Gwinnett Prospects: Pitcher Aaron Blair entered the season as the No. 4-rated Braves prospect. He’s a 6-foot-5 24-year-old who spent most of June in Atlanta. But he went 0-5 and was sent back to Triple-A. Atlanta has a bunch of promising prospects, but most are at the lower levels of the organization. The rebuild of the Braves will take awhile.
Major connections: The first two hitters in the Gwinnett lineup are MLB veterans. Second baseman Omar Infante has played in 1507 major-league games and was an All-Star in 2010. He won a World Series ring with the Royals last year (although he hardly played). Outfielder Emilio Bonifacio has played 784 MLB games.
Familiar face: Braves catcher George Kottras played for the Herd in 2014.
The homestand: It runs through Sunday.
Tickets: The game is sold out.