The Buffalo Bisons broke their 10-game losing streak against Lehigh Valley with a 4-0 win Wednesday night.
Can they make it two in a row?
The Herd and IronPigs meet in the series final Thursday night.
Game time: 7:05 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)
Promotion: Coca-Cola Field Replica Giveaway to the the first 3,000 fans through the Swan Street gate.
Weather: The forecast from weather.com has an 80 percent chance of rain with thunderstorms likely for the day Thursday with a high of 78. Thursday night calls for variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. Low 67.
Probables: The Bisons scheduled to start righty Cesar Valdez and the IronPigs starting righty Jake Thompson.
Phillies prospects: Philadelphia has one of the best farm systems in baseball, and the IronPigs are loaded with prospects. At the top is shortstop J.P. Crawford, rated the No. 4 prospect in baseball by MLB.com He’s only 22 and he’s hitting only .194. But he’s drawing walks. His on-base percentage is .313. Catcher Jorge Alfaro is rated No. 3 by MLB.com. Outfielder Nick Williams is rated No. 4 by Baseball America. He has 13 homers. Rhys Hoskins is rated No. 6 by Baseball America. He has 14 homers. Left fielder Roman Quinn, one of the fastest players in the IL, is No. 6. But he’s out four to six weeks with an elbow injury. Outfielder Dylan Cozens is rated No. 10 by Baseball America.
The homestand: After Thursday's series finale against Lehigh Valley, the Herd opens a three-day, four-game series with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders on Friday (7:05 p.m.) with a doubleheader on Saturday (5:35 p.m.) and the finale on Sunday (1:05 p.m.)