Forgive Brad Glenn if he feels amused by the simplicity of this game recently.
Over the last week and a half, the Buffalo Bisons’ outfielder has recorded more hits than anybody else in the International League. With 22 hits over his last 13 games, Glenn has raised his average to .270 as the Herd earned at least a split of their four-game series against Toledo by clubbing the Mud Hens, 12-4, on Saturday night at Fifth Third Field.
The Bisons are now 4-2 on their seven-game road trip, which concludes Sunday in Toledo.
While Glenn feels good at the plate, Matt Hague must feel unstoppable. The International League’s top hitter continued his season-long hot streak and raised his average to .356.
Hague unstoppable: While Glenn continued his recent hot stretch, Matt Hague’s season-long one continued as he went 3 for 5 with five RBI and two runs scored. He drove in a pair of runs during Buffalo’s four-run third inning, which gave it the lead. His RBI double broke a 4-4 tie in the eight, giving the Herd the lead for good. Hague’s three-run double highlighted a six-run ninth that put the game away.
Bragging about Glenn: During Glenn’s 12-game hot streak prior to Saturday’s game, he also had more RBIs (12) and runs scored (12) than any other IL batter. Glenn batted .303 in 61 games with the Bisons last year. He was an Eastern League all-star and Double-A MVP in 2013.
Stretching Miggy: Righty Miguel Castro made his fourth start of the season with Buffalo on Saturday night and it was perhaps his best one even though he didn’t get rewarded with a win. He yielded just one unearned run on four hits in five innings, with six strikeouts and a walk. He began the season as Toronto’s closer before being demoted at earlier this month.
Reyes rehabbing: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (rib) went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs scored during his Major League injury rehab assignment game with the Bisons. He’s 4 for 11 during his rehab stint. He came into Saturday as a career .375 hitter with the Bisons, his average in six rehab games with the club.
Record: Bisons 22-20, Mudhens 17-24
Time of game: 2:49.
Paid attendance: 10,300.
Next game: Sunday at Toledo, 6 p.m., Radio 1520).
Sunday’s probables: Felix Doubront (0-0, 0.00 ERA) for Bisons. Tim Melville (2-4, 6.00 ERA) for Toledo.