The 2022 Orioles were a winning team because of their defense. The 2023 Orioles, so far, have won in spite of their defense.
A year after ranking in the top 10 in several defensive metrics, Baltimore ranks in the bottom 10 in many of them through their first 37 games of this season.
Those numbers, however, have been improving in recent weeks, and it’s not just the spreadsheets that suggest the Orioles’ defense is finding its footing. Manager Brandon Hyde and some of the club’s most important defenders believe they’re turning a corner after a rough start.
“I feel like we’re getting our feet up under us,” infielder Gunnar Henderson said. “We’re starting to see it come around and we’re seeing us making the plays that you see us normally make.”
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