I think you undervalued Tate he has been pretty good for late inning guy. He has been almost unhittable vs righties with .111 average against and been ok vs lefties. He still needs to work on his command some but the stuff is major league for backend of pen.
The one bad one looks like the Gausman trade but he has never been consistent enough even getting released by the Braves. I thought Encarcion was a nice get in that trade as a young third baseman that looked promising after a solid start of year at 18 in A ball. So far we haven%to seen the improvement that we had hoped and now loss year for many prospects. It will be intersting what happens to everyone with this year break. We don’t know how much time most of the prospects have had to play games and train. Some guys might have had a huge advantage compared to others especially international guys.
I can’t find the thread, but three starts ago someone was wondering if Means could get his ERA down below 5 by the end of the year, and I was saying that would be extremely difficult. He’s now at 5.02, and if he gets his next out without allowing a run his ERA will be below 5. What a strong finish he’s having — hopefully he can put together one more strong start and end the season on a very high note.
On this day in 1970, the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Cleveland Indians as Jim Palmer won his 20th game of the season with a 7-0 complete game shutout. Palmer allowed just 4 hits, including doubles by John Lowenstein and Vada Pinson, while walking 3 and striking out 8.
Mark Belanger led the way with a 4 for 4 game in which he tripled, scored 3 runs and had 3 RBI. Brooks Robinson went 1 for 3 with 1 run scored and 2 RBI to contribute to the winning effort.