Orioles react to elimination from 2022 postseason

October 1, 2022

NEW YORK — The Orioles have been of their resort rooms late Friday night time after they realized they have been eradicated from postseason competition after the Mariners defeated the A’s, 2-1, and the Rays beat the Astros, 7-3. The Mariners will make their first playoff look in 21 years.

Orioles supervisor Brandon Hyde watched the Mariners clinch on TV and acknowledged he was upset that his staff won’t play postseason baseball in October.

“I stayed up and noticed what occurred in Seattle final night time. So congratulations to [the Mariners],” Hyde stated. “It was very disappointing, however I’m happy with the way in which our staff has performed this yr, how we exceeded expectations. We stayed in it till October 1. … I wished to be within the playoffs and I wished our guys to expertise these issues, too. However we gave it a great run.”

The turning level, in line with Hyde, occurred after they referred to as up their high prospect, catcher Adley Rutschman, in late Could. Hyde observed the staff began taking higher at-bats and successful much more collection. Rutschman additionally proved himself to be an awesome game-caller, and the pitching, particularly the bullpen, subsequently improved.

“We had successful months of simply enjoying good baseball — pitching properly,” Hyde stated. “As soon as Adley received right here, we began enjoying higher. I wished to win as many video games as we presumably might. It was a enjoyable summer season. Loads of followers received to be re-energized with our membership. We felt there was quite a lot of help behind us.”

“Offensively, we now have to do a greater job throughout the first 5 innings of the sport,” outfielder Austin Hays stated. “This yr, we did a extremely good job late within the sport. In late innings, we had quite a lot of come-from-behind wins. We scored quite a lot of runs off the bullpen. However I feel we are able to do a greater job attending to starters early within the sport, scoring extra runs early.”

Lyles need to proceed to name Baltimore residence

Proper-hander Jordan Lyles has been the Orioles’ finest starter this season. He leads the staff in virtually each pitching class, together with video games began, wins and innings pitched. Nevertheless, Lyles could possibly be a free agent after the season if Baltimore doesn’t choose up his $11 million choice for subsequent yr.

However on Saturday, Lyles seemed like a man who wished to be with the Orioles subsequent yr.