Toledo MLN: Double Header Downers

Third time's a charm right? Unfortunately not for the Mud Hens, who lost three straight games against the Gwinnett Braves, and a pair to Charlotte earlier in the week. Despite the rocky week, Toledo hangs on to first place in the International League.

Double header downers

The Mud Hens battled through two doubleheaders during the week and both days they struggled to earn a win.

On Wednesday, the first loss came from the finish of Tuesday's rain delay. The game was tied at four though eight innings — the teams battled through another six before Charlotte scored in the fourteenth inning and took it.

After coming back from a short stint with the Detroit Tigers, Brad Eldred fueled the offense in the second game going two-for-six with two runs and a two-run homer in the third.

He hit his 15th home run in Thursday's final game against Charlotte and earned his forty-first RBI.

The rain cloud followed the Mud Hens on the road and showed up on Friday when the Mud Hens dropped another two games to the Braves.

Solid pitching starts from Toledo were not enough to overcome the bats of Gwinnett. Toledo fell 3-2 in the first game and 5-2 in the second; both games only went through seven innings.

Streak snapped

Center fielder Quintin Berry snapped a 12-game hitting streak in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against Charlotte.

Berry started his hitting streak April 25 in the Mud Hens 6-4 win over Columbus. He singled in the second game, which put his average at .285 for the season with seven RBI's to his name.

Not only did Berry's streak end in Toledo's loss to Charlotte, but the loss ended a nine-game road winning streak they had. Currently they are 10-4 on the road for the season.

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