The Baltimore Orioles return to the playoffs for the first time since 2016 when they host the Texas Rangers in Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Saturday.
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While addressing the media during his end-of-season press conference, Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins spoke on the decision to remove Jose Berrios during the team’s Game 2 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
While he said that he “was surprised that [Berrios] was coming out,” Atkins said, “we stand by John [Schneider’s] decisions.”
“The thought process occurred to lean into our pitching as heavily as you could based on the three-game series, the depth of our starting pitching, having Yusei [Kikuchi] as someone opposite handed of the starter would allow us to hopefully get their right-handed hitters into the game to better deploy our very strong bullpen at the end of the game,” Atkins said of what went into the decision.