Two issues I see for Means.
He seems to get dinged up, he's missed time in both 2019 and 2020 with minor injuries. You generally consider a TOR guy to be durable.
He doesn't go deep enough into games. This is 2020 I'm not expecting him to throw a dozen complete games but a TOR guy needs to eat some innings and Means hasn't shown that yet.
To me, Hunter Harvey never looked that good this year. Velocity was good but movement seemed flat, and secondary stuff almost non-existent. His ERA was good until allowing a 3-run homer yesterday (only two runs were earned), but he just hasn’t looked as good. Fewer strikeouts, more hard contact, less late life on his pitches.
Good news/bad news for the Braves on this trade:
1. Good news: the Braves won every game Milone started for them.
2. Bad news: Milone only started three games for them before going on the DL. He allowed 7 runs in 2.1 innings (Braves won 12-10), 1 run in 4 innings (Braves won 7-1), and 8 runs in 3.1 innings (Braves won 29-9).
Still awaiting the identification of the two PTBNL from this trade.
On this day in 1970, the Orioles defeated the Cleveland Indians 4-3. Dick Hall recorded the win in relief of starter, Jim Hardin. Hall pitched 3.0 innings of no-hit baseball and struck out 1 to earn his 10th win of the season.
Hardin allowed 3 runs on 9 hits with 3 strikeouts over 6.0 innings of work.
Mrev Rettenmund hit his 18th homerun of the year and went 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI.