Hyde hopes Orioles concentrate on beating Nationals; Voth returns to D.C.

WASHINGTON—The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-2, within the first recreation of an afternoon/night time doubleheader on Tuesday. The groups play once more in Toronto at 7:07 p.m.

The Orioles start their recreation in opposition to the Washington Nationals 5 ½ video games at the back of the Blue Jays for the 3rd and ultimate wild-card spot, with their hopes dimming after six losses of their ultimate 8 video games.  Tampa Bay and Toronto play seven extra video games within the subsequent 9 days.

“We’ve got to take care of what we’ve got to do,” supervisor Brandon Hyde stated. “None of that’s going to matter if we lose the series. It’s important that we get back on the winning track and play well these last [three]-plus games.”

When Hyde got here to the Orioles in 2019, the Nationals gained the World Series with supervisor Dave Martinez, who was once a trainer on the Chicago Cubs with Hyde from 2014-2017.

Now, the Nationals are rebuilding and feature the worst file in baseball. The Orioles, who misplaced 108 video games in 2019, are in competition for the primary time since 2016.

“You’re going to see things you haven’t seen in a while,” Hyde stated. “There are going to be a lot of tough nights because you’re behind the 8-ball. You’re playing young players, and in the division we’re in, you’re playing against teams that are built to win that year. You’ve got to be as consistent as possible and positive as possible.”

Voth returns: Austin Voth was once drafted via the Washington Nationals within the 5th spherical in 2013 and spent 5 seasons with the Nationals till the Orioles claimed him off waivers on June 7th.

He has been a pleasing wonder for the Orioles as a starter with a 4-2 file and a 2.82 earned-run reasonable. With two offdays this week, Hyde has put him within the bullpen for the two-games sequence in Washington.

“It’s definitely a weird feeling,” Voth stated about returning to Washington. “I’m glad to be back to see some teammates of mine.”

The Nationals have made many strikes since they let Voth move in June.

“They’ve definitely moved a lot of players off that squad over there,” he stated. “Some of my friends are there. Some aren’t, but I got to catch up with a few last night.”

Voth was once on the 2019 staff that gained the World Series however didn’t play within the postseason.”

Hyde stated that Voth may just use some leisure. The 85 2/3 innings he has thrown are probably the most he has pitched within the primary leagues.

“Giving him a little break,” Hyde stated. “Trying to end the season strong. He’s thrown a lot of innings, made a lot of starts that he hasn’t made in the last couple of years. This is coming at the right time.”

Odor replace: Second baseman Rougned Odor isn’t within the lineup two days after he was once hit via a pitch, inflicting a bruise. He stated he may just pinch-hit.

“When he came out of the came two days ago, it was really swollen,” Hyde stated of his hand. “A lot of treatment on it today. An offday yesterday was really helpful.”

Notes: Right-hander Rico Garcia, who was once designated for project when the Orioles got catcher Cam Gallagher off waivers, handed via outright waivers and was once assigned to Triple-A Norfolk. … Double-A Bowie was once held to 5 hits in a 3-0 loss to Akron. Cade Povich (2-1) allowed two runs on 3 hits in 5 innings.

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