Buffalo Bisons (37-30, T3rd(-5.0), North) vs. Pawtucket Red Sox (42-25, 1st(+4.0), North)
Friday, June 15, 2012 (7:05 p.m.) - Coca-Cola Field
RHP Dylan Owen (3-3, 5.19) vs. RHP Justin Germano (7-3, 2.56)
TV: Time Warner Cable SportsNet 13 Radio: WWKB AM 1520, WGR Sportsradio 550, bisons.com
TODAY’S GAME: Tonight, the Buffalo Bisons host the Pawtucket Red Sox in the second game of a four-game series at Coca-Cola Field (7:05 p.m.). The Herd was shutout by the Red Sox by a score of 5-0 last night. The Bisons are 19-14 at Coca-Cola Field this season.
vs. RED SOX: The Bisons are 2-3 against the Red Sox this season as they split a pair of two-games sets and dropped the first game last night. Buffalo is now five games behind Pawtucket in the IL North Division (T3rd). The Herd has not won a season series from Pawtucket since 2008 but are 115-113 (.504) against the Red Sox since returning to the IL in 1998.
DEALIN’ DYLAN: RHPDYLAN OWEN takes the mound for his sixth start of the season. The righty is coming off a no-decision against Norfolk on June 10 (4.2IP, 2ER, 2K). In his three starts at Coca-Cola Field, Owen is 2-0 with a 2.04ERA and 13 strikeouts in 17.2 innings of work.
MR. JT: INFJUSTIN TURNER went 1-4 in the first game of his MLB injury rehab assignment. The Mets placed Turner on the DL on May 29 with a sprained right ankle. He hit .269 (18-67) with five doubles and 10RBI in 33 games with New York this season. Turner played 88 games with the Bisons from 2010-2011 and has a career .330 average with Buffalo.