Toledo MLN: Guez Helps Hens Into Win Column

After a long road trip the Toledo Mud Hens returned home and managed to win a couple of games along the way.

Consistency was never their strong point, but Toledo won two games against the first place Indianapolis Indians, one of which came in a double header, and stole a two from Buffalo while they were away.

That was a close one

Only one of the Mud Hens losses were a close game. Thursday's series finale and Toledo's last game on the road, ended in a one run upset for the Mud Hens after a four fun ninth inning.

Toledo actually led the Bison 2-1 in the fourth inning, but Buffalo rebutted with four runs to take a 5-2 lead.

Danny Dorn hit one over the fences to clear a loaded bases situation in the ninth to go up 8-7, but it wasn't enough.

In answer to the Mud Hens, Buffalo loaded up the bases in the ninth too, which gave them the two runs for the victory.

Dorn ended the night with five RBI's under his belt — more than half of the runs scored by the Mud Hens.

As for the rest of the losses, Toledo was left in the dust as Buffalo poured 17 runs on them in the second game of the series and the Indians went up six in their final game of their double header.

In both games the starting pitchers struggled. Ramon Garcia and Rob Waite both gave up seven runs in their respective games in just a short amount of time.

Player of the Week

Ben Guez was Toledo's offensive star this week. He was responsible for the majority of the production on Monday when he went 2-for-3 with two RBI's that broke the 2-2 tie in the top of the ninth inning against Buffalo.

He also propelled the Mud Hens on Friday in their 3-2 win over Indianapolis with the same two-run single.

The centerfielder from Houston Texas is hitting .292 with the Mud Hens with 33 RBI's on the season.

A look ahead

With three more wins in favor of the Mud Hens, their average looks promising. With a record of 41-61 and a percentage of .402, Toledo's home stand will be a short one.

The Mud Hens continue with their schedule and compete against the Columbus Clippers on the road for a four game stint, complete with a double header on Wednesday.

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