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Dylan Bundy's inning count rises and results slide, but Orioles don't plan to shut him down yet

Dylan Bundy's inning count rises and results slide, but Orioles don't plan to shut him down yet

The Orioles spent the entire second half — and in some ways the entire season — attempting to preserve right-hander Dylan Bundy’s long-term health while maintaining his effectiveness throughout his first season as a full-time starting pitcher.

And while Bundy will approach the season’s final days within the 180-inning threshold the team placed on him — and he’s pitched well with six or more days of rest — his outings with five days of rest have been a mixed bag.

In his past two starts on five days’ rest, Bundy — who earlier in the season pitched well with an extra day off — has allowed 11 earned runs over 8 1/3 innings. He’s pitched much better on more rest.

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