Toledo MLN: Win Streak in a New Month

For a team that struggled to win a game in the Month of June, and at home nonetheless, they already have four under their belts for the month of July. The Toledo Mud Hens won four games this week during their home stand against Columbus and Louisville.

Split series

Toledo posted wins on Tuesday and Thursday against the Columbus Clippers with solid outings from their pitchers.

Thad Weber pitched seven innings and gave up a lone run on six hits on Tuesday.

Tuesday's 4-2 win snapped a seven game losing streak at home for the Mud Hens.

Bryan Holaday propelled the Mud Hens going three-for-four with two RBI's.

Thursday's pitcher Adam Wilk pitched six shutout innings in the series finale with seven strikeouts to lead the team to a 6-1 victory.

Newly acquired John Lindsey led the offense on Thursday, going two-for-four with two homeruns that accounted for four of their 6 runs scored on the night.

Two in a row

After finishing their home stand against Columbus, the Mud Hens hit the road yet again, this time to Louisville. Following in their recent winning footsteps, Toledo played two back-to-back games of shutout baseball on Friday and Saturday.

In the first game, it was a combination of pitching from Casey Crosby and a grand slam from Bryan Pounds that put the Mud Hens in a position to win the series opener against the Bats 8-0.

Jacob Turner, who struggled in his last outing against the Clippers pitched a complete game on Saturday giving up just three hits with six strikeouts. It marked his fourth win of the year, and the Mud Hens 37th.

It also marked the third straight game that the Mud Hens have won, but the streak would soon end itself in the series finale with Louisville.

It's time for a break

The Mud Hens now have three days off as the All-Star game is approaching. They will have the first half of the week to rest, and then they will start the second half of their season back on the road against Rochester Red Wings.

The Mud Hens head into the All-Star break in third place in the International League West Division.

Their 37-53 record puts them at .411 and 19 games out of first place, which is currently held by the Indianapolis Indians, who seem to be sitting pretty, as the Columbus Clippers are a hefty 11 games out of first.


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