There are no bye weeks in baseball. Unless the weather creates one for you.
The Buffalo Bisons are scheduled to get back on the field Friday when they play the Norfolk Tides at Harbor Park in Virginia. The Herd last played a week ago, Friday, April 13. That was an 11-1 win over the Indianapolis Indians at Coca-Cola Field.
Rain, snow, ice, and cold caused the postponement or cancellation of the next five games. Thursday was an off-day in the schedule for the Bisons.
The Herd is scheduled to start Ryan Borucki, who last pitched on April 10 in Pawtucket, giving up two runs in five innings and taking the loss in a 3-1 decision.
Buffalo enters the series with a 3-2 record, playing just five of their scheduled 13 games to open the season, including being frozen out from their three-game season opener in Rochester.
The Herd will be welcoming two more to the roster as outfielders Anthony Alford and Dalton Pompey have completed their injury rehab stints in Florida. The were reinstated from the disabled list and option to Buffalo on Thursday.
Alford was on the disabled list after he suffered a Grade 2 strain in his right hamstring in spring training. The third-rated prospect in the Blue Jays organization, made his MLB debut last season after an impressive start with Double-A New Hampshire. He played four games with the Blue Jays before suffering a broken hamate bone in his left wrist in a game in May. He underwent surgery and was out until July. He played the last three games of the regular season with the Bisons.
Pompey is hoping to finally put injuries in his past, but that didn't happen to start 2018. Last season he played just 13 games between Class-A Dunedin and the Bisons due to a concussion and a knee injury. This season he started on the disabled list after suffering a sprained right wrist in spring training.