I’m not sure how much of a decision this is anymore.

You have to think about halfway through this season that every power-that-is in the Orioles’ organization – and there are plenty of them – reached the consensus that lefty Wade Miley’s 2018 option won’t be picked up.

But I heard the faintest whisper – the occasional if – about Miley’s future with the club in August when he strung together a 2.60 ERA in five starts. If the Orioles pick up his $12 million option … Maybe $12 million isn’t out of the question for a veteran lefty ….

Well, August was a long time ago in Miley starts.

The 30-year-old Miley allowed six earned runs in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Boston Red Sox. He’s now 8-14 with a 5.52 ERA. He’s given up 16 earned runs in his past 10 1/3 innings spanning three outings.

And he did Wednesday what he’s done most of the season: He walked too many guys. Against Boston, it was four free passes; on the season, it’s a major-league high 88 in 153 1/3 innings. In his 42 starts for the Orioles, he is 10-19 with a 5.69 ERA and 103 walks. He’ll probably get one more start to alter those numbers ever so slightly.