Hens Drop Final Game in Columbus
Both offenses were quiet as the Mud Hens dropped the series finale in Columbus by a final of 4-1. Toledo was held to just four hits on the day.
Anthony Vasquez got the start for the Hens and finished the first 6.0 innings, allowing five hits, four runs, four strikeouts, and allowed a pair of home runs. The big blow came from Richie Shaffer, a three-run home run in the fourth inning that put the Clippers on top for the first time.
Toledo struck first in the second inning when Michael Almanzar grounded out and brought home Tyler Collins.
Columbus took its first lead in the fourth on the homer from Shaffer and never looked back. They added another run in the bottom of the sixth on a Giovanny Urshela solo home run.
The Hens' offense was stagnant even when it put men on base. The team was 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left five of its six base runners on to end innings.
Bright spots included two perfect combined innings from Blaine Hardy and Joe Jimenez in the seventh and eighth innings out of the bullpen.
Jarrett Grube got the win on the bump for the Clippers, throwing 6.1 strong innings, allowing just the one run on three hits, with five strikeouts. Joe Colon picked up his sixth save of the season with a perfect ninth inning.
Toledo returns home for a week-long homestand beginning with Monday's game against Gwinnett. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
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