Herd prepare to face Price, Sandoval at Coca-Cola Field

Posted at 6:02 PM, May 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-19 18:02:35-04

All eyes will be on new Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott when he throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Bisons showdown against Pawtucket on Friday night.

But the main attraction on the hill?  Cy Young award winner David Price, who is set to make his second rehab start as he works back from an elbow injury.

Price hasn't pitched for the Red Sox this season after being placed on the DL in early April with an elbow injury.  Last season he went 17-9 with Boston.

The lefty is expected to throw anywhere from 80-95 pitches against the Herd.  He first rehab start was rained out on Sunday but he tossed 75-pitched in a simulated game.

"We're just going to go out and compete like we always do. It's not every day you get to face a Cy Young award winner and keep playing the way we have been," Bisons outfield Ian Parmley said. "It's exciting. If you want to be in the Big Leagues, you're going to be facing pitchers like that. It's a great experience."

Red Sox teammate Pablo Sandoval will also be making a rehab start, his first as he works back from a knee injury.

Matt Latos will toss for Buffalo, who is 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA in four starts this season.