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    2021 New York Yankees

    o In 1997, the Yankees qualified for the playoffs with a record of 96-66, in spite of a bleak 5-10 start to the season. The 2021 Yankees are also off to a 5-10 start to the season, and it is their worst start to a season since that 96-win season almost a quarter of a century ago ...... the question is whether or not the 2021 Yankees will rebound nicely, as their 1997 predecessors did 24 years ago. Last-Place Yankees Off to Worst 15-Game Start Since 1997 (Associated Press) https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/31285647/last-place-new-york-yankees-worst-15-game-start-1997 o
  2. o (vs. RANGERS, 4/18) The Orioles' bullpen had a streak of) 13.33 )consecutive scoreless innings snapped in the 10th inning of this afternoon's loss ...... the run that they finally ceded today was unearned, due to the base-runner starting on 2nd base because of the extra-innings rule. o
  3. o (vs. RANGERS, 4/18) Fry had another good outing today ...... 3 up, 3 down, while only throwing )11 )Pitches )(8 )Strikes, )3 )Balls.) o
  4. o A twist of fate may have saved John Means' baseball career when he was 18 years-old ...... When Means was a senior in high school, a scout from the Braves saw Means pitch, which resulted him being drafted in the 46th round of the MLB draft that year. Means planned on signing, figuring that it would be the only time that he would ever get drafted. At the time his fastball sat in the mid-80's, and he had not gotten one single offer of a scholarship from any colleges ...... he figured that the only reason why he was noticed at all was that scouts were at his high school team's games to see somebody else (Means' high school teammate Bubba Starling, who wound up being a 1st-round draft choice that year.) When the scout came to sign Means, John was injured. The scout subsequently recommended that Means go to college instead. Having had no scholarship offers, Means enrolled at a community college and pitched well enough to get a scholarship offer from West Virginia, which was the only Division-I school to offer him a scholarship at that point. Means then developed and grew over the next 2 years to become much more marketable then he had been as a high school boy 3 years earlier, and was subsequently drafted in the 11th round by the Orioles. The signing bonus that Means was offered as an 11-th round pick was enough for him to forgo his senior season at West Virginia, and sign with the Orioles. 3 years older, stronger, more developed, and with a fastball that had increased in velocity to the low-90's, Means now had a much more realistic path to the Majors than he had when the Braves drafted him in the 46th round out of high school. Means figures that if he had signed with the Braves as an 18-year old 3 years earlier, he probably would have met the fate that most low-round draft picks meet ...... 2 years in the lower Minors, and then being released by the team if he had not really sparkled in those 2 years. In hindsight, Means believes that the injury which resulted in the Braves scout recommending that he got to college instead of taking their low-round draft pick offer probably wound up rescuing his dreams of ever playing Major League baseball. (From August of 2018) Once Overlooked, Tides Lefty John Means Edging Close to Majors (By David Hall) https://www.pilotonline.com/sports/norfolk-tides/article_ed7e81cc-9b42-11e8-acd3-2772361c3870.html o
  5. o John Means )will try to navigate his team to a sweep against the Eastern Texans. Kyle Gibson )was drafted in the 36th round out of high school, in 2006. He instead opted for college, and eventually became a 1st-round draft choice 3 years later ....... that decision resulted in a $1.85 Million signing bonus, as opposed to the food money that he likely would have gotten had he signed in the 36th round out of high school. While on the pitcher's mound for 8 Major League seasons between 2013 and 2020, Gibson has only had 2 seasons (2015 and 2018) in which his ERA wound up being under 4.00. Leody Taveras )has 10 career Stolen Bases, and has yet to be caught in the act ....... and on the other hand, )Eli White )has attempted to steal twice so far this season, and has been caught both times. BALTIMORE O RIOLES Boyce Cedric Mullins II - CF Anthony Santander - RF Demetrius Jeromes "D.J." Stewart - LF Maikel Franco - 3B Ryan Mountcastle - 1B Rio Ruiz - DH Freddy Galvis - SS Chance Thomas Leo Sisco - C Ramon Urias - 2B John Alan Means - LHP )) (1-0, 2.16 ERA) T EXAS RANGERS Isiah Kiner-Falefa - SS Nicholas Solak - 2B Davis Nathaniel Lowe - 1B Jose Adolis Garcia Arrieta - CF David Dahl - DH Jose Trevino - C Charlie Culberson - SS Elijah Thomas "E.T." White - LF Leody Taveras Slazar - CF Kyle Benjamin Gibson - RHP )) (2-0, 4.05 ERA) https://www.baseballpress.com/Lineups o
  6. o Means will try to navigate his team to a sweep against the Eastern Texans. Leody Taveras )has 10 career Stolen Bases, and has yet to be caught in the act ....... and on the other hand, )Eli White )has attempted to steal twice so far this season, and has been caught both times. T EXAS RANGERS )))))) (April 18th) Isiah Kiner-Falefa - SS Nicholas Solak - 2B Davis Nathaniel Lowe - 1B Jose Adolis Garcia Arrieta - CF David Dahl - DH Jose Trevino - C Charlie Culberson - SS Elijah Thomas "E.T." White - LF Leody Taveras Slazar - CF Kyle Benjamin Gibson - RHP )) (2-0, 4.05 ERA) https://www.baseballpress.com/Lineups o
  7. o Kyly Gibson )was drafted in the 36th round out of high school, in 2006. He instead opted for college, and eventually became a 1st-round draft choice 3 years later ....... that decision resulted in a $1.85 Million signing bonus, as opposed to the food money that he likely would have gotten had he signed in the 36th round out of high school. While on the pitcher's mound for 8 Major League seasons between 2013 and 2020, Gibson has only had 2 seasons (2015 and 2018) in which his ERA wound up being under 4.00. BALTIMORE O RIOLES )))))) (vs. RANGERS, 4/18) Boyce Cedric Mullins II - CF Anthony Santander - RF Demetrius Jeromes "D.J." Stewart - LF Maikel Franco - 3B Ryan Mountcastle - 1B Rio Ruiz - DH Freddy Galvis - SS Chance Thomas Leo Sisco - C Ramon Urias - 2B John Alan Means - LHP )) (1-0, 2.16 ERA) OPPOSING PITCHER Kyle Benjamin Gibson - RHP )) (2-0, 4.05 ERA) https://www.baseballpress.com/Lineups o
  8. o (APRIL 17th) Orioles Win at Texas was Led by Previously Struggling Players (By Steve Melewski) https://www.masnsports.com/steve-melewski/2021/04/os-get-big-win-at-texas-and-it-was-led-by-struggling-players.html o
  9. o The Orioles are tied for 2nd place with the Blue Jays and the Rays in the AL East, but are 3 and-a-half games behind the Red Sox for 1st place ....... one solid record, 3 mediocre records, and one lousy record. o
  10. o The cheapest of cheap thrills ........ BOSTON RED SOX lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 10-4lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll.ll - - BALTIMORE ORIOLESllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 7-8 lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll. 3.5 TORONTO BLUE JAYS lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 7-8 llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 3.5 TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 7-8 llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll.lll3.5 NEW YORK YANKEES lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll 5-9 lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll. 5.0 o
  11. o Thank goodness that the Orioles won this all-important game. Who knows what would have happened had they choked, and taken a loss ??? The already sagging fan support may have plummeted even more ...... props to Hyde for having the players aware and motivated for this watershed moment for the franchise. o
  12. o NUMBER 2 )))))) (vs. RANGERS, 4/17) AIKEL ANTONIO FRANCO MAIKEL ANTONIO FRANCO MAIKEL ANTONIO FRANCO MAIKEL ANTONIO FRANCO MAIKEL ANTONIO FRANCO MAIKEL ANTONIO FRANCO MAIKEL ANTONIO FRANCO o
  13. o NUMBER 2 MAIKEL ANTONIO FRANCO MAIKEL ANTONIO FRANCO MAIKEL ANTONIO FRANCO MAIKEL ANTONIO FRANCO MAIKEL ANTONIO FRANCO MAIKEL ANTONIO FRANCO MAIKEL ANTONIO FRANCO o
  14. o RANGERS HANGOUT: ) We have THE WORST base-running in the history of Major League Baseball !!! Since 1901, no American League or National League franchise has had worse base-running than the 2021 Texas Rangers !!! o
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