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Morning Pitch: Bisons close out homestand against Rochester Thursday afternoon

The opening homestand of the season closes out Thursday afternoon as the Buffalo Bisons host the Rochester Red Wings in Coca-Cola Field. The Herd is 5-1 overall and 2-1 against the Red Wings.

Today's game: 1:05 p.m. Gates open at noon.

Weather: The forecast from calls for partly cloudy skies in the morning with cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 54. Winds WSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Promotion: Kids' Week concludes with an Easter Egg Hunt. There will be over 500 eggs hidden throughout the ballpark for kids of all ages to hunt for during pre-game.

Probable starters: The Bisons are scheduled to start righty Jarrett Grube (1-0, 3.60) while Rochester will counter with righty Jose Berrios (1-0, 0.00).

Yesterday's result: The Bisons rebounded from their first loss of the season with a 5-2 win over the Red Wings.

Quick Hits: Bisons 5, Rochester 2

Matt Dermody struck out all five batters he faced to pick up the win.

Dermody ready to build on success and return to the big leagues

Prospect Watch: Bisons' first baseman Rowdy Tellez is the fifth-ranked prospect in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. Reliever Danny Barnes is 21st and outfielder Dwight Smith, Jr., is 26th.

For Rochester, reliever J.T. Chargois is the 11th ranked prospect in the Minnesota Twins organization. Outfielder Daniel Palka is 14th, catcher Mitch Farver 15th and reliever Trevor Hildenberger 19th.

Up next: After Thursday's game, the Bisons take their first road trip of the season to Moosic, Pa., for three games against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Herd is off on Monday, April 17, and returns to Coca-Cola Field Tuesday, April 18 opening a six-game homestand.

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