Scores, news, and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Sunday, August 1, 2021. Toledo Mud Hens 6, Omaha Storm Chasers 3 (box) The Hens ran their record to 44-32 with their win on Sunday, taking four of six from the Storm Chasers.
Tyler Alexander looked shaky early, but he and the bullpen righted the ship. The finale of a four-game series between Baltimore and Detroit saw a lockdown performance from the bullpen and some timely, workmanlike hitting, and a 6-2 victory secured a split of the quartet of contests.
Matt Manning was pretty good until flaming out a bit late in his outing. The Tigers didn’t do much offensively, and a pair of defensive miscues unraveled an otherwise quality start from Matt Manning as they fell 5-2 to the Orioles on Saturday.
The Tigers made things exciting late, but couldn’t pull out of an early hole. Miguel Cabrera nearly sent Comerica Park into a frenzy in the eighth inning of a tight game, but a potential grand slam only went 418 feet for a sacrifice fly, and the Tigers offense came up just short in a 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
Casey Mize was great, and Miggy’s crushing things again. I can just imagine, after yesterday’s game, the Tigers’ clubhouse crew waiting until the team’s bats had stopped smoking to put them away before coming home for this weekend’s four-game series against the Orioles.