Back to the Usual in Toledo




Sadly for the Mudhens, I’m back to my losing ways. The Mudhens lost 8-7 in a game that had a lot of stranded runners for both teams. In fact it was the longest nine inning game in Mudhens history. My daughter, two of her friends and I stayed for 8 innings of the game. We almost missed a comeback as the Hens scored 3 times in the ninth. The temperature had dropped quickly from a high of 60, however, and not even a newly purchased blanket could not keep the less well insulated teens warm.

Drew Smyly was lifted in the second after throwing a lot of pitches that inning. He had also allowed 3 runs through 1 2/3. Doug Fister injured himself in Detroit and the organization probably did not want to push Smyly and risk another pitcher.

I remember a couple other events. Eldred, who I need to find out how he entered the Tigers organization, hit a home run off the scoreboard in left field. Brooks Brown hit the Indian shortstop in the batting helmet with a pitch. The shortstop left the game, but walked off and never lost consciousness.

I think I need to bring scorecards to Toledo to help me remember more than just general impressions.


  1. I’m pretty sure that Eldred signed as a free agent in the off-season, but I’m not 100% positive.

    Also, guest services has free scorecards available at the table behind 110. They are pretty decent, but we upgraded to printing our own scorebooks this year 🙂

    Hope you had fun at the game!!

    • We definitely like Toledo. We figured we’d see if we could handle the drives with a Saturday plan this year.

      Eldred seems to have bounced around the IL and PCL the last few years. He was born in 1980, so he is definitely an organizational guy. He does have limited MLB experience.

      If he hits many more off the scoreboard I’m going to start to like him!

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