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.
I don't think the sad face was intentional. Certain character sequences get converted to smilies and you can't stop it.
I've run into it with a numbered list, with an 8 flowed by a close parenthesis.
(vs. D-RAYS, 9/20)
Valaika was charged with 2 Errors on defense, and went 0-for-3 on offense this afternoon ....... fortunately, the Orioles were able to win the game anyway.
I like Valaika, warts and all ...... I'm not sure how (or if) he will fit into the Orioles' plans for 2021 and beyond, but I like him.