Toledo MLN: Breaking Streaks, Setting Records

The Toledo Mud Hens are snapping streaks left and right. They broke a five game losing streak on Thursday, but they could only keep it going until Sunday when they lost 5-3 against the Buffalo Bison.

Record setting

There are not many players that can compete with Brad Eldred — as he leads all levels of baseball with 60 RBI's.

Eldred was called up to the Tigers for a few games, but he has made a name for himself with the Mud Hens.

This week alone he hit multiple homeruns and he has propelled the offense from the get-go.

Another Mud Hen, That Weber, set a career best for himself on June 1 when he struck out 12 batters in the 5-2victory over Buffalo.

Weber, the right handed pitcher and a native of New England dominated the Bison Friday night. He struck out the side, not once, but twice.

Call me crazy

Does your walk up music really affect how you play? Apparently for Brent Dlugach it does.

Recently he changed his walk-up song to the now-famous "Call Me Maybe" and the song wasn't the only thing that was a hit Saturday night.

Coming into the game against Buffalo, he was batting .143 with four RBI's and struggling to get offensively motivated, but on Saturday, Dlugach found a fastball he liked and turned on it in the ninth, leading the Mud Hens to their second walk-off victory of the season.

The only other player to hit a walk-off homerun this season was Eldred.

Midweek shutout

Toledo's five game losing streak stopped on Thursday after they shutout the Yankees in the final game of the series and their last road game for a week.

The Mud Hens have struggled on the road with a record of 13-14, but their pitching shined and led them to their first win since May 25.

Starting pitcher Brooks Brown stood on the mound and threw four scoreless innings, giving up just three hits.

Toledo's bullpen secured the win after Brown was done for the night.

Relievers Rob Waite and Darin Downs pitched for a combined four innings of scoreless baseball and closer Chris Bootcheck earned his tenth save after a not-so-successful attempt on Tuesday.

Eric Patterson and Bryan Holaday were credited with the RBI's that won the game.

The game was lackluster in offense until the seventh when Patterson smacked a two-run single to the back of right field. Later in the game Holaday hit into a sacrifice fly situation and gave the Mud Hens there third run.


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