by Amy Moritz
The Buffalo Bisons picked up some help today as outfielder Brad Glenn was promoted from Double-A New Hampshire. The 26-year-old is making his Triple-A debut with the Bisons this afternoon, starting in left and batting seventh as the Herd hosts Rochester in Coca-Cola Field (1:05 p.m., TWC, Radio 1520).
Glenn was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2009 and was named an Easter League mid-season all-star with the Fisher Cats this year. He played in 111 games with New Hampshire, batting .264 with 28 doubles and 17 home runs while driving in 64 runs.
Playoff Watch: The Bisons are now 2 1/2 games behind Rochester in the International League standings. Pawtucket, also winners on Wednesday, moved two games behind the Red Wings and hold a half-game lead over the Herd in the Wild Card race.
Thruway Cup: The Bisons continue to lead the Thruway Cup race with a four-game lead over Rochester. Buffalo is 15-9 against Rochester and Syracuse. Just in case you were wondering. Because it's the cup.
Germano Gets Start: Justin Germano looks to follow up his best outing of the season when he takes to the mound today. On Saturday, Germano struck out eight batters over eight innings to defeat the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Since June, he has a 3.40 ERA in 13 starts with 61 strikeouts.
Improvement By the Numbers for Gose: Manager Marty Brown noted on Wednesday that Anthoy Gose has played well in the last few weeks. Here are the numbers to back that up: Since July 25, Gose has averaged .287 (25 of 87) with five doubles, four triples, a home run and 13 runs scored. He has scored in seven straight games and has been successful in his last 10 steal attempts.
Today's Starting Lineup:
Mike McCoy -- SS
Anthony Gose -- CF
Jim Negrych -- 2B
Clint Robinson -- 1B
Moises Sierra -- RF
Ricardo Nanita -- DH
Brad Glenn -- LF
Ryan Goins -- 2B
Mike Nickeas -- C