Anderson tosses six strong innings in win @ Saint Paul

Toledo Mud Hens

GAME RECAP (ST. PAUL, MN): Looking for their third straight win, the Mud Hens were also seeking to extend their current series lead with the St. Paul Saints. RHP Chase Anderson got the call to the mound, hoping to lead the Mud Hens to victory. INF Kody Clemens came into

GAME RECAP (ST. PAUL, MN): Looking for their third straight win, the Mud Hens were also seeking to extend their current series lead with the St. Paul Saints. RHP Chase Anderson got the call to the mound, hoping to lead the Mud Hens to victory. INF Kody Clemens came into tonight’s game with a 3-game hitting streak, after returning to the Mud Hens for this series. In those three games, he has had two home runs. He looked to stay hot at the plate, heading into tonight’s game.

Through the first three innings of the ballgame, the Mud Hens were caught in an old-fashion pitcher’s duel, as the game remained scoreless. Anderson only allowed one hit through the first three; however, the Mud Hens were still looking for their first hit. The only baserunner for Toledo came from the third inning, when OF Daz Cameron was hit by a pitch. He was able to steal his 8th bag of the season, during the next at-bat.

It would take until the bottom of the fourth, for the first run to be scored in the ballgame. The St. Paul Saints would obtain a couple of doubles to take a 1-0 lead over the Toledo Mud Hens. However, the Mud Hens would respond with a solo shot to left field, off the bat of OF Kerry Carpenter. Carpenter would go opposite field to tie the game at one apiece. He now has three home runs on the year and has extended his hitting streak up to three games.

In the sixth inning, the Mud Hens would rally up three more runs with two outs. First, C Chris Rabago led off the inning with a single. Next, he would steal his first base of the year. Then with two outs, OF Daz Cameron would hits his tenth double of the year, driving in Rabago. His double would extend his hitting streak to four games. In the next at bat, INF Josh Lester would drive in Cameron, giving the Mud Hens a 3-1 lead. The Hens were not done yet, as INF Jamie Westbrook would hit a double for himself, driving in Lester. The Mud Hens had a 4-1 lead, heading into the seventh.

The Hens would tally two more runs in the eighth. First, INF Kody Clemens extended his hitting streak to four games, with a one-out single. Clemens officially has a hit in every game this series. He would be driven in by INF Josh Lester, with an RBI groundball. INF Jamie Westbrook would hit his second double of the game, scoring Lester. The Mud Hens now had a 6-1 lead, heading into the final inning.

In the final inning, INF Zack Short would tally his ninth homer of the year, to extend the Mud Hens lead. The St. Paul Saints would try to start a rally, as they scored two runs. They would come up short, as the Mud Hens won the game, with a score of 7-3. Toledo now has a 3-1 series lead after tonight’s win and have improved to a 45-42 record. RHP Chase Anderson would obtain a well-deserved winning decision, going six strong innings. He struck out six St Paul batters, and only allowed one earned run on four hits.

NOTABLE BATTERS:

RF Daz Cameron: 2-3, 2 R, RBI, 2B, HBP

DH Jamie Westbrook: 2-4, 2 RBI, 2B

3B Josh Lester: 1-4, 2 RBI, SB, K

LF Kerry Carpenter: 1-4, HR, RBI, R, K

SS Zack Short: 1-4, HR, RBI, R, K

NOTABLE PITCHERS:

RHP Chase Anderson: 6.0 IP, 4 H, R, ER, 0 BB, 6 K

NEXT UP: The Mud Hens will continue their series with the St. Paul Saints, tomorrow at 8:07pm ET. RHP Bryan Garcia will be on the mound for Toledo, looking to lead the Mud Hens to their fourth straight victory.

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