Our weekly look at the Detroit Tigers' minor-league affiliates: TRIPLE-A TOLEDO Record: 9-23 (.281) Standings: 4th (International League West) Games behind: 13 Who's hot: First baseman Jordan Lennerton has reached base safely in his last eight games, batting .387 (12-for-31) during that stretch. ... Left-hander Jose Alvarez is second in the International League with a 1.29 ERA. He owns a 30:8 strikeout-to-walk ratio in six starts. ... Catcher Bryan Holaday is batting .297 with a home run and four doubles in his last 10 games. ... Closer Bruce Rondon has picked up two saves and has kept his flawless 0.00 ERA intact since returning to Toledo last week. Who's not: Outfielder Nick Castellanos went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts Monday, dropping his season's batting average to .227 in 32 games. He's batting .190 with 10 strikeouts and no walks in his last 10 games. ... Utilityman Kevin Russo is hitting .122 with one extra-base hit and one RBI in his last 10 games. ... Right-hander Robbie Weinhardt struggled in his season debut for the Mud Hens, giving up four runs -- two earned -- on five hits in 2 1/3 innings last Friday. Schedule: Rochester (Minnesota) at Toledo, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Rochester (Minnesota) at Toledo, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Rochester (Minnesota) at Toledo, 6:30 p.m. Thursday; Toledo at Indianapolis (Pittsburgh), 7:15 p.m. Friday; Toledo at Indianapolis (Pittsburgh), 7:05 p.m. Saturday; Toledo at Indianapolis (Pittsburgh), 1:15 p.m. Sunday; Toledo at Indianapolis (Pittsburgh), 11:05 a.m. Monday.
Tyler Collins earns player of week honors; Nick Castellanos slowing down in Toledo
Michigan Live | May 7