I didnt see an inning of the game tonight...I was out...but boy, I will watch it on the video tomorrow...how clutch was Means when we needed to win and we needed length.?..if he has one more good start(I think he's up Thursday next week) I believe he is a better option than Kremer or Gibson...Based on what I heard, Means looked like the Means we saw dominate and make the ASG.About as clutch and important a performance that we've seen in a long time.just brilliant.
without a doubt, we're better off with the lefty pitching at home also, in a 3 game series i guess having him as the 3 since they'd all be at home... but in a 5 gamer i think you utilize your lefty starter at home over on the road if staff sees GRod/Means as about even, in the 5 game series your #1 starter goes game 5 if needed but #2 starter also can be available out of the bullpen in win or go home do or die scenario.
I'll be surprised if it's not that trio with either Kremer or Gibson as the 4th starter if the Orioles need one during the playoffs. It's terrible Means was gone for nearly 1.5 years, but the plus side is his arm should be fresh.
If the Orioles can't get a good return and Norby doesn't win a job next spring, the odds may go up that he takes over in left in 2025 if the Orioles aren't going to pay both Hays and Mullins, or maybe neither.
4 Ks and missed 6 bats.
I missed the game tonight and it looks like he pitched well and he is certainly 3rd in the pecking order right now (which speaks to the staff more than anything) but I don’t have confidence in him vs top offenses if he can’t miss bats and strike guys out.