Advance Scout: Rochester Red Wings

vs. RED WINGS: he Bisons are 4-3 this season against their closest rivals. The teams have split both two-game sets in Rochester. April 21-22 and July 10-11 then didn’t face each other again until the Herd took two of three on July 1-3 at Coca-Cola Field. The Bisons are 52-47 all-time at Frontier Field.

Probable starting pitchers for Buffalo at Rochester:
7/19 @ROC RHP Tobi Stoner (4-7, 5.66) vs. RHP David Bromberg (AAA Debut) 7:05 pm
7/20 @ROC RHP Ramon Ortiz (0-2, 6.84) vs. RHP Anthony Swarzak (2-6, 6.24) 12:05 pm
7/21 vROC LHP Pat Misch (9-3, 3.27) vs. LHP Glen Perkins (3-8, 7.00) 7:05 pm
7/22 vROC BUF – TBA vs. RHP Matt Fox (4-7, 4.39) 1:05 pm

SLAMA TIME–Closer Anthony Slama had a very busy All-Star break playing in both the MLB Futures Game in Anaheim, CA on Sunday and the Triple-A All-Star Game in Lehigh Valley, PA last night. Slama allowed no runs on three hits in 1.0 inning of work at the Futures Game while allowing just one walk in 1.0 scoreless inning of work in the Triple-A All-Star Game. Slama picked up the win for the International League in the Triple-A All-Star Game. He becomes the first Rochester pitcher to win an All-Star Game since 1998 when RHP Joel Bennett was the winning pitcher in an IL 8-4 victory in Norfolk, VA.

AT THE BREAK–The Red Wings 33-59 record at the All-Star break is just the third time in the last eight years Rochester has had a non-winning record at the break. Rochester will look to post their fifth winning second half in the last six years. Since 2005, the Wings have a 140-122 record after the All-Star break.

IN THE RED–Rochester hasn’t spent a day over .500 since June 3, 2009 (26-25 record). In fact, Rochester only spent six days at the .500 mark from June 4 through the end of the 2009 season (92 games).

Looking back at the Bisons & Red Wings series:
7/11/10: ROC 5, BUF 4
GAME RECAP: Ollie, Feliciano & Wings walk-off

7/10/10: BUF 11, ROC 6
GAME RECAP: Huge rally lifts Herd

7/3/10: ROC 1, BUF 0
GAME RECAP: Duda, Bisons blanked

7/2/10: BUF 2, ROC 0
GAME RECAP: Valdes wins duel, Duda homers

4/21: ROC 6, BUF 1
GAME RECAP: Plouffe powers ‘Wings win

4/22: BUF 12, ROC 3
GAME RECAP: Buffalo Pounds Rochester

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