The Detroit Tigers Entered the final series with Baltimore Orioles You’re looking to do something you’ve never done before in franchise history, and sweep a seasonal streak of 6 or more games. Unfortunately, Jordan Lyles had other ideas and the Oriole hitters reached Manning to take the final series, 8-1.
Jordan Lyles absolutely stunned the tiger bats in this. They were swinging early but Lyles had gentle contact often as he hit the area with balls that the Tigers couldn’t tackle. Tigers only had 2 through six innings, and Lyles threw only 67 throws. The average exit speed was 82.2 mph and the hardest ball was Harold Castro’s single shot at 98.0 mph.
Hard hits finally appeared in the seventh inning. Bayes started things off with a 108.8 mph before Kerry Carpenter finally broke through in front of Lyles when he fired a ball into midfield at 100 mph to do so alone on his home turf. That would be the night’s only drawback for Lyles as he ended up serving up a full game, his defense going into fun in the ninth with 3 reels highlighting the last three finals. His last streak is pure gold. 9IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 0BB, 6K, 94 degrees.
Matt Manning looked a little at this. The Orioles had good contact from his fastball and had only a modest number of flips and missed showings. His fastball game was low and his driving wasn’t nearly as sharp as we’d normally see him. In general, it seemed to be out of sync most of the night. His defense helped him mostly, with double play at the end of the second half, and two great plays from Akil Baddoo. He initially removed an extra base strike at the wall on the first, then on the fifth, he slipped to hit a sinking line.
But the Orioles got the board first, thanks to a mistake by Harold Castro on a textbook that could have ultimately been a double playing ball. It happened in the bottom third, with two runners in the corners and one out. Manning got the ball in second place from Adley Rutschman but Harold Castro hit the ball and couldn’t play. That scored a run and then led to two more rounds that were then scored in one fly and a sacrifice.
Manning kept the Orioles calm after that until the bottom of the sixth inning. The man walked the lead, and then Kyle Storrs hit a 91-mph fastball from the inside over the center field wall in a two-time home race. Walking to the next batter, his fifth of the ninth run on his 102nd pitch ended his night. His last streak and stats reflected his mixed results. 5.1 IP, 4H, 5R, 3 ER, 5BB, 4K, 103 degrees. The most hit ball was Stowers HR, who left the racket at 108.1 mph but had plenty of punches up and down the lineup. However, the five lanes is the main indicator of his issues in this.
Daniel Norris took charge of Manning at the bottom of the sixth and closed the stroke as well as the seventh, notching a three-stroke in the outing. Jason Foley had an eighth inning but gave up three songs in a row to score another run. He struggled his way through the remainder of the inning, finally finishing third after giving up 3 runs in five singles.