It has been almost a year to revisit the Toledo Mudhens who are the Triple AAA affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. They now play there games in Downtown Toledo during the course of the season in there brand new ballpark called Fifth Third Field. This would be the second game of the day for yours truly who covered the Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles game in Detroit.
The Mudhens are struggling this season and currently in last place in the International League. It seems like light years when they were winning the Governor's Cup for winning the title in 2005 and 2006. This year the Mudhens are celebrating the 10 year at Fifth Third Field in downtown Toledo and have several events to promote the 10th anniversary. However the loyal fan base has the Mudhens still drawing record sellout crowds again in 2011.
The Mudhens would take on the Norfolk Tides (Baltimore Orioles) on Thursday July 28th in the International League. The game started at 7:00p.m. with a temperature of 93 degrees. Current Detroit Tiger Brandon Inge was recently sent down to the Mudhens in hopes of getting his swing back and playing better baseball for the Tigers. The Tides would jump out to a quick lead only to see the Mudhens battle back to send the game into extra innings. The sellout crowd would Tiger farmhands Will Rhymes and Casper Wells lead the Mudhens with 2 hits each. The Mudhens scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning on a base hit to seal the victory. The Mudhens are just a short drive to the northwest Ohio for the people in the Great Lakes Bay region to see some great Minor League baseball.