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Morning Pitch: Bisons' 'vacation' ends tonight as Rochester visits

The Buffalo Bisons' schedule gave them the day off on Monday. As it turned out, it would have been impossible to get from first to third base without a rowboat.

The heavy rain has left the area, but there's still a chance that the Herd will be dodging rain drops today. The Bisons will begin a series with Rochester tonight at Coca-Cola Field (6:05 p.m., Radio 1520 AM). The forecast calls for some showers.

Here's what you need to know:

The standings: This will be a series between the top two teams in the International League North. Buffalo leads with a 14-8 record, while Rochester is at 12-9.

Starting pitchers: Jarrett Grube (2-1, 4.05 ERA) goes for the Bisons, while David Hurlbut (1-2, 1.04 will start for the Red Wings). Grube has an interesting streak in his career. The 35-year-old has pitched for two teams in every season since 2009. That includes a stop with the Angels (one game) in 2014, his only visit to The Show. So Grube certainly wouldn't mind continuing that streak this year if it meant he was headed to the Big Leagues.

Promotion: It's a TWOsdays offer on Tuesday. Bring in a receipt from Ted's Hot Dogs, and you can get one ticket free for each one you buy.

Last game: The Bisons picked up a nice win by a 6-1 score in Durham against the Bulls on Sunday. Luis Santos was sharp on the mount, retiring 11 in a row at one point. Buffalo picked him up offensively with five runs in the fourth inning.

In the past: The teams divided four games in Buffalo during a series played in the first week of the season.

Hot wings: Rochester is on a two-game winning streak. The Red Wings took two out of three against Louisville over the weekend.

Prospects: The top players in the Twins' system are playing at lower levels. According to Baseball Prospectus, the top-rated prospect in Rochester is Abalberto Mejia, No. 8 on the list. He's a left-handed pitcher.

Planning ahead: The teams continue their series on Wednesday night (6:05 p.m.) and Thursday afternoon (1:05 p.m.).

Tickets: Tickets are $10.50 to 13.50, and are for sale through or at the Coca-Cola Field Box Office.

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