by Amy Moritz
Lefty Ricky Romero will make his sixth start of the season for the Buffalo Bisons but only his second at Coca-Cola Field in the first game of a doubleheader against Lehigh Valley.
Romero pitched a season-best six innings in a no-decision at Norfolk on Saturday. HE walked none and struck out three in that out. He his 0-1 with an 11.84 ERA.
Justin Germano is slated to start the nightcap. He is 4-4 with a 6.79 ERA and struck out a season-high eight batters on Sunday in Norfolk. He allowed just two runs in six innings to get the win.
Gose leads off: Centerfielder Anthony Gose returns to the Bisons today and will bat leadoff. He played 13 games with Toronto where he hit .304 (7-23) with two doubles and four runs scored.
Lineup Note: In the first game, Jim Negrych is playing third base. It is first start at the position. He has 43 starts at second and twice was a the designated hitter.
All-Star voting: Second baseman Jim Negrych and designated hitter Luis Jimenez top International League players in their positions in the fan voting for the 2013 Triple-A All-Star Game. Fans can vote at MiLB.com and their votes determine the starting lineups for both All-Star teams.
Tonight's Bisons' Lineup (Game 1):
Anthony Gose -- CF
Ryan Goins -- SS
Mauro Gomez -- 1B
Luis Jimenez -- DH
Moises Sierra -- RF
Jim Negrych -- 3B
Ryan Langerhans -- LF
Mike McCoy -- 2B
Mike Niceaks --C