Sep 9 • 1HR 14M

AL Wild Card Race Getting Tight (Ep. 98)

It's been a rough week for the Orioles, but there's still time to sneak into the postseason.

 
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Things are getting tense! There’s just about a month left in the 2022 MLB season, and your Baltimore Orioles are in this thing. But the room for error is close to zero at this point, and only getting smaller.

As of this writing, the O’s are 4.5 games out of the AL’s final wild card spot following a disastrous series with the team right in front of them, the Toronto Blue Jays. But all hope is not lost. The O’s and Jays will see each other six more times as the season comes to a close, technically plenty of time for the good guys to track down the inferior organization up north.

Even still, it’s a tall task and one that will require the Orioles and manager Brandon Hyde to approach every inning like their postseason lives are on the line.

Not only is the playoff chase on, but there is a chance that the Orioles still have one more high-profile promotion up their sleeves

Grayson Rodriguez has made two rehab starts already, and everything feels like the top pitching prospect in baseball is going to make it to Baltimore before it’s all said and done. That alone won’t be enough to propel these Birds to the playoffs, but it would be a needed boost to a pitching staff that has started to show some signs of slowing down.

All the while, Hyde is trying to find a lineup combination that can produce. The bats have cooled along with the weather, particularly Austin Hays. The O’s could use a blowout or two in the next week to get their pitching in order ahead of a length stretch without off days to round out the campaign.

The guys cover all of that and more on this week’s episode. If you like what you hear, please considering subscribing and giving a positive review on your preferred platform, including right here on Subtack:

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