Toledo MLN: Home Can't Cure Hens Challenges

A week at home proved to be a bust for the Toledo Mud Hens after they only walked away with two wins early in the week.

Battling the Bats

Despite the downfall after Tuesday, the Mud Hens battled back for an extra innings win over the Louisville Bats.

The Bats took an early lead in the second inning and went up 2-0, but the Mud Hens fired back immediately with three runs — John Lindsey hit a homerun and Argenis Diaz doubled and brought in two more runs.

Halfway through the game, the Mud Hens were up 5-2 after they loaded the bases.

Louisville rallied back and took the lead in the ninth with a solo homerun from Henry Rodriguez, but Toledo tied it up to send it into extra innings.

It took 11 innings to decide the game, and fortunately it was in the Mud Hens favor.

Unfortunate for them, it would be one of their last wins of the week.

Worth something

Before returning to the Tigers, Danny Worth had great outings in the two wins that the Mud Hens chalked up.

On Tuesday, Worth accumulated five RBI's — hitting a homerun along with fellow Tiger teammate Andy Dirks, who was also called back up to play in Detroit.

While with Toledo, Worth had a .277 batting average with five homeruns and 13 RBI's in the 36 games he has played in a Mud Hens jersey.

Red Wing woes

The Mud Hens are winless against the Red Wings this season and their flawless no shut out record has been broken with a 6-0 loss on Saturday.

Despite the outing from Adam Wilk on Friday, the Mud Hens couldn't hang on to steal a win from the Red Wings. Wilk went seven innings on the mound and struck out eight batters. He gave up just two runs in the process, landing his ERA to a 2.95 with a 4-11 record on the season.

On Saturday, Evan Bigley's grand slam fueled the Red Wings offense and they added two more runs through six innings before the game was called due to thunderstorms.

Casey Crosby made it through five innings, but he had no help from the Mud Hens offense. Toledo only posted two hits through the shortened game while the Red Wings went a perfect 6-for-6 — six runs on six hits.

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