BALTIMORE – Fans at Camden Yards want to contribute Trey Mancini a nice farewell – just in case.
Then the Baltimore sled driver lifted a regular balloon to the right, and it turned into a wild ride around the bases.
Mancini performed an indoor run in the park in what could be his final home court appearance with the Orioles, and Baltimore hit the drums. Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Thursday.
Mancini said: “I really feel lost because of the words that happened.
Jordan Lyles throw impressively into the sixth round for Orioles, who took down three of four from Tampa Bay and went 4-3 on a big home court against the Yankees and Rays. Together they set a winning record in consecutive months for the first time since 2016 and beat Tampa Bay three games for the final game in the US Championship – a much better position than expected. as the transaction deadline approaches.
Both Lyles (7-8) and Mancini can be handled by a Baltimore team that appears to have remained in rebuilding mode for much of this season, but with Orioles currently in contention, it’s unclear what they will do. . Baltimore went through a 10-game winning streak before the All-Star break, then held a draw at this home by itself against two tough opponents in the AL East.
Several fans stood and cheered as Mancini came back one-on-one in the round of 16 and the Orioles led 1-0. He flew to the right, and Josh Lowe have trouble locating the ball and miss it. It hit his left side and bounced off, and Mancini circled the bases.
Mancini, the designated hitman for Baltimore, made a call to the top of number nine to acknowledge the chanting crowd.
“I actually went down the tunnel, just wearing my helmet and shin guards and elbow guards, and then Tyler Nevin down and told me they were calling my name,” said Mancini. It means a lot. Again, I don’t know what the next days will bring, but I want to make sure that today is immersed in every moment, in case this happens. “
Mancini has been a bright spot as Orioles has gone through a difficult rebuilding process. He won Returning Player of the Year in the AL last year after being treated for stage 3 colon cancer.
“He’s someone who’s been through, obviously, what he’s been through,” said manager Brandon Hyde. “We had great conversations on and off the pitch and he opened my eyes to a lot of things, and I consider him a close friend.”