Toledo MLN: Revolving Door Continues

The recent revolving door in Toledo continued to turn this week with six transactions.

Before making his debut with the Tigers on Sunday, right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer improved to 2-0 in his third appearance for the Mud Hens.

He pitched seven innings, allowing one earned run off three hits and a walk with seven strikeouts.

In the last three days of his rehab assignment, second baseman Carlos Guillen hit 5 of 12 with three runs scored. When Guillen was brought back up, the Tigers sent second baseman Danny Worth back down. Worth went 2 of 8 with an RBI in two games.

Right-handed pitcher Ruddy Lugo returned from the DL this week for his first start since taking a line drive to the head. He allowed four earned runs on five hits over five innings.

Right-handed pitcher Robbie Weinhardt took Lugo's place on the 7-day DL with a shoulder injury. To replace Lugo, the Hens brought up fellow right-hander Brendan Wise from Erie. In two appearances, Wise pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing five hits with two strikeouts.

The Hens hit 58-for-218 this week with 49 strikeouts to just 14 walks. Last week, Toledo manager Larry Parrish said, "If we were a home run hitting club, you can live with a strike out sometimes." The team responded with nine home runs this week.

Outfielders Jeff Frazier and Casper Wells each accounted for three of the home runs while combining for 10 strike outs. Frazier hit 8-for-25 with four runs and five RBI. Wells was 6-for-26 with four runs and four RBI.

First baseman Ryan Strieby had one of the home runs but mostly struggled. He hit 6-for-26 with six RBI and struck out 11 times, including seven in a row. Second baseman Scott Sizemore led the team in hits, going 9 of 24 with four runs and two RBI.

Notes:

Closer Jay Sborz picked up his 10th save on Saturday, his first since May 11.

Right-handed pitcher Enrique Gonzalez (4-4) earned his third-straight win on Saturday, allowing three earned runs off nine hits in 6 2/3 innings with two strikeouts.

Toledo is 7-0 in Tuesday games. They were also undefeated on Mondays but fell to 6-1 last week.

Center fielder Deik Scram's run in the third inning last Monday was the first run scored all season on Syracuse pitcher Stephen Strasburg in four Triple-A starts. Strasburg went five innings, allowing two runs (one earned) off five hits with five strikeouts.


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