Means (5-6) allowed three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out five in six innings to take the loss against Atlanta on Sunday.
Means had allowed 13 runs (10 earned) in 8.1 innings across his last two starts, and he fared slightly better Sunday. However, he was still charged with his third consecutive loss in the low-scoring contest. In seven starts since the All-Star break, the southpaw has recorded a 5.84 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in 37 innings. He tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against the Rays on Saturday.