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May 5: afternoon rubber match in Seattle with Means on the mound

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Gametime:  3:40 pm EDT

MatchupJohn Means (L) vs Yusei Kikuchi (L)

Weather:   65 degrees and sunny


1. Cedric Mullins (L) CF
2. Austin Hays (R) LF
3. Trey Mancini (R) DH
4. Pedro Severino (R) C
5. Maikel Franco (R) 3B
6. Ryan Mountcastle (R) 1B
7. Pat Valaika (R) 2B
8. DJ Stewart (L) RF
9. Ramon Urias (R) SS
1. Mitch Haniger (R) RF
2. Ty France (R) DH
3. Kyle Seager (L) 3B
4. Kyle Lewis (R) CF
5. Tom Murphy (R) C
6. Evan White (R) 1B
7. Dylan Moore (R) 2B
8. Sam Haggerty (S) LF
9. J.P. Crawford (L) SS
Orioles Bench
Freddy Galvis (S)
Rio Ruiz (L)
Chance Sisco (L)
Orioles Bullpen (last used)
       Shawn Armstrong (0.1 IP, 12p Monday)

       Isaac Mattson (joined roster from alternate camp Monday, had been on taxi squad for entire road trip)
       Cole Sulser (1.0 IP, 8p Monday; 0.2 IP, 21p Saturday)     

       Dillon Tate (1.2 IP, 24p Saturday)
       Cesar Valdez (1.0 IP, 10p Monday) 
       Tyler Wells (2.0 IP, 29p Wednesday)
   May be available:
       Paul Fry* (0.2 IP, 11p last night; 1.1 IP, 18p Sunday)

       Travis Lakins (0.0 IP, 12p last night; 0.2 IP, 14p Sunday)    

   Not available:
       Adam Plutko (1.2 IP, 30p  yesterday; 1.0 IP, 20p Sunday)

       Tanner Scott* (1.0 IP, 7p last night; 0.2 IP, 4p Monday; 1.0 IP, 25p Saturday 1.0 IP)

*Lefthanders indicated by asterisk


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Boyce Cedric Mullins II - CF

Austin Charles Bryan "C.B." Hays - LF

Joseph Anthony "Trey" Mancini III - DH

Pedro Severino De Leon - C 

Maikel Franco - 3B 

Ryan Mountcastle - 1B

Patrick Valaika - 2B

Demetrius Jerome "D.J." Stewart - RF 

Ramon Urias - SS 

John Alan Means - LHP )) (1-0, 1.70 ERA) ) *


* )) Leads the Major Leagues in Winning Percentage (1.000)



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A giant of a Getaway Day.    Let's see if the batters will try harder than the White Sox and Reds, where before an off-day, they seem to have let Keuchel and Sonny Gray get them to the 7th inning in about an hour.

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19 minutes ago, OrioleDog said:


A giant of a Getaway Day ...... let's see if the batters will try harder than the White Sox and Reds, where before an off-day, they seem to have let Keuchel and Sonny Gray get them to the 7th inning in about an hour.




That game started at 12:35 PM.

It is still a rather fast contest, though.



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(Pre-Game Chatter)


Jahmai Jones just hit a 2-Run Home Run for AAA-Norfolk against AAA-Jacksonville.



SOURCE: ) Steve Melewski



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I'm glad Means is pitching today.   If there's anyone on the staff who lives up to the late Ray Miller's mantra of "Work Fast, Change Speeds, Throw Strikes", it is Means.

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That was a rare half-inning ...... Kikuchi walked a batter, did not induce a double play, and still only threw a total of 9 pitches to get all 3 outs AND the Walk.



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Just now, RVAOsFan said:

Can we just extend Means now? I know, everyone says trade him, but its so hard to find good pitching.

Do it now we could get him for.... 5 mill a year? BARGAIN for an ace. Or even a near ace.

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