Hens Fall in Front of Sell-Out Crowd
TOLEDO, Ohio - The Toledo Mud Hens were defeated by the Syracuse Mets 11-5 in front of a sold-out crowd on Saturday night at Fifth Third Field.
The Mud Hens (44-55) plated four runs in the sixth inning put came up short as the Mets (50-49) blasted four homeruns to claim the win.
Syracuse started the game off with a triple by Gregor Blanco and sacrifice fly from Danny Espinosa to plate a run. RHP Beau Burrows then mowed down the next two batters to end the first inning.
In the third inning, the Mets used back-to-back long balls from Espinosa and Rene Rivera to take a 4-0 lead.
Syracuse used a lead off double followed by a home run to take a six-run lead in the top of the fourth inning. Rymer Liriano then doubled and moved to third on a single by Tim Tebow. Blanco then ground into a fielder's choice to score Liriano. The Mets held a seven-run advantage through five- and one-half innings.
Toledo found the scoreboard in the bottom of the sixth as Danny Woodrow singled and scored Mikie Mahtook. Jacob Robson then doubled to center scoring Kade Scivicque and Woodrow. Robson came in to score with a double from Ronny Rodriguez as Toledo cut the deficit to 7-4.
Dilson Herrera put Syracuse back up by four with a solo home run off the video board in the seventh inning.
The Mud Hens got the run back in the bottom half of the inning with back-to-back doubles from Dawel Lugo and Dustin Peterson.
Herrera repeated himself in the ninth inning hitting a solo homerun off the video board. Travis Taijeron then recorded a single as each member of the Syracuse batting order recorded a hit during the game. Liriano doubled to bring in two more runs as the Mets went up 11-5.
The Mud Hens and Mets are back in action tomorrow with the first pitch set for 6:05 p.m.
? Muddy and Spike's Inflatable Theme Park
? All-You-Can-Eat Taco Bar
? Kids Run the Bases
? Postgame Fireworks
?Home Plate Event
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RoadToDetroit Report (rankings according to MLB.com 2019 Prospect Watch):
5. OF Daz Cameron: DNP
6. RHP Beau Burrows: 4.0 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
7. IF Willi Castro: 0 for 4
12. C Jake Rogers: DNP
16. OF Jacob Robson: 1 for 4, double, 2 RBI
18. RHP Bryan Garcia: DNP
19. OF Danny Woodrow: DNP
22. RHP John Schreiber: DNP
27. LHP Matt Hall: DNP
28. IF/OF Dustin Peterson: 1 for 4, double, RBI
? The crowd of 12,300 marks the 11th sell out of the season and the 496th all time in Fifth Third Field history.
? Toledo pitching tallied 12 strikeouts in tonight's game.
? Syracuse hit seven extra base hits including four homeruns.
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