Mud Hens game postponed until tomorrowWritten by Vincent D. Scebbi | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Toledo Mud Hens and Columbus Clippers only played four innings before the rain came down, postponing the game until tomorrow.
Clippers starter Daisuke Matsuzaka struggled on the hill, walking eight batters in four innings of work.
Of the 90 pitches thrown, only 45 of them were strikes.
Every inning started with Matsuzaka walking the leadoff batter.
The Mud Hens got on the board in the first inning and had scoring opportunities in each inning, but could not capitalize with runners in scoring position and left eight runners on base in the second, third and fourth innings combined.
Toledo jumped on the board first when left fielder Nick Castellanos hit a double down the left field line, scoring Quintin Berry.
Castellanos advanced to third on a wild pitch to Jordan Lennerton and the first baseman hit a sacrifice fly to deep left field two pitches later, scoring Castellanos.
Mud Hens starter Jose Alvarez pitched four scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out five batters, four of them called.
The game will resume April 19 at 5:30 p.m.
Once the first game finishes, a seven inning game will start 20 minutes later.