Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) vs. Toledo Mud Hens (Detroit Tigers)
10:30 a.m. at Coca-Cola Field (Gates open 9:30 a.m.)
Weather: Forecast calls 61 degrees and partly sunny. The Buffalo forecast by hour:
Promotion: Thursday’s 10:30 a.m. game is School Kids Day. Upcoming on Saturday: Star Wars Night.
Last game: Bisons x, Toledo x.
Pitching: Scheduled to start Thursday for the Bisons is Brett Oberholtzer (1-2, 2.27) vs. Buck Farmer (1-3, 4.12).
Prospect watch: Top prospect for the Bisons is first baseman Rowdy Tellez. The top Tigers prospect with Toledo is pitcher Joe Jimenez, rated No. 5 by MLB.com. He’s on the DL. He wasn’t even drafted but he has risen fast in the organization thanks to a fastball that goes 95 to 98 mph. Jimenez is the only one of the top 20 Detroit prospects on the Toledo roster this week.
WCC Race: Blue Cheese won his fifth race of the season.
Tickets: $9.50 to $15.50.
The homestand: The Bisons are home for six games. After the three-game series with Toledo, the Herd meets Charlotte Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Upcoming Bisons pitchers are Jarrett Grube on Friday and T.J. House on Saturday