The team of streaks is on a hot one right now.
The Mud Hens' run has propelled them all the way into the Governors' Cup finals for the second consecutive year.
Toledo faces Rochester in a five-game series, and in Game 1 tonight at Frontier Field in Rochester, N.Y., it's as much of a mystery to Hens manager Larry Parrish as anyone else what will happen.
"This club's like Forrest Gump," Parrish said. "It's a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get."
One thing the Hens have had in the postseason so far is good pitching - a team ERA of 2.15. And Toledo's bullpen hasn't given up a run in 21 playoff innings.
The Mud Hens are looking to win their third Governors' Cup. The most recent time an IL team won back-to-back International League titles was in 2002-03, when Durham won twice.
The winner of the series will play in the "Bricktown Showdown," a game against the Pacific Coast League champion, on Sept. 19 in Oklahoma City, Okla.
"This is great,'' Rochester manager Stan Cliburn told the Rochester Democrat-Chronicle, "but we're only halfway there."
Cliburn is trying to become the first Wings manager to win the Cup in his rookie season.
Right-hander Colby Lewis (6-7, 3.96 ERA) will start for the Hens tonight. In the Hens' one-game playoff against Indianapolis a week ago, Lewis gave up just four hits and no runs in seven innings to get the win.
For Rochester, right-hander Mike Smith (11-5, 3.88) will start Game 1. The rest of the Red Wings' rotation will be determined today.
Chad Durbin and Eulogio De La Cruz will be the starters for Toledo in Games 2 and 3, respectively.
Game 2 is tomorrow, and the series comes to Fifth Third Field on Thursday for Game 3. Games 4 and 5, if necessary, will be Friday and Saturday.
Both teams won their first playoff series 3-1, with the series concluding on Saturday. The Hens arrived in Rochester yesterday after spending Sunday night in Harrisburg, Pa., and went through a workout.
Toledo beat Charlotte despite hitting just .184 in the playoffs. Two major contributors during the year are struggling in the postseason - Ryan Ludwick is 1-for-21 in the playoffs and