The Buffalo Bisons go for the four-game sweep of the Rochester Red Wings tonight in Coca-Cola Field and there's several things at stake:
---The Herd is 14-10, one shy of its modern-era record for wins in April set five times previously (last in 2003).
---The Bisons will be gunnning for their first five-game winning streak since taking eight straight since August, 2010.
---The Bisons are a game out of first place in the IL North, a spot they have not had a piece of since May 28, 2010. They could get there tonight with a win and a Pawtucket loss at Columbus, where the PawSox have dropped the first three games of their series.
---Buffalo has not swept a four-game set against its Thruway rivals since April 26-29, 2004 at Frontier Field.
Garrett Olson (0-1, 2.82) starts for Buffalo tonight with a dramatically different lineup. Zach Lutz is back from New York (Raul Reyes was sent to Binghamton and there are a few other changes. Vinny Rottino, riding an 11-game hitting streak, is keeping his No. 2 slot in the lineup by serving as catcher tonight for the first time this season. Fred Lewis making his Buffalo debut in left field and Dustin Martin is making his second appearance, his first in center field. Here's the lineup:
Bobby Scales, 2b
Vinny Rottino, c
Valentino Pascucci, dh
Fred Lewis, lf
Zach Lutz, 1b
Dustin Martin, cf
Matt Tuiasosopo, rf
Brad Eamus, 3b
Omar Quintanilla, ss
Garrett Olson, p