Means (8-8) allowed six runs on eight hits with two walks and one strikeouts across 3.2 innings while taking a loss against the Yankees on Tuesday. Unlike other Orioles starters against the Yankees, Means wasn't done in by the long ball. He only allowed one homer and two free passes, but he tied a season high giving up eight hits. As a result, for the second straight start (both against the Yankees), Means failed to get out of the fourth inning. With three straight losses, his record has fallen to .500, and he owns a 3.76 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 84 strikeouts in 105.1 innings this season. Means will look to snap his losing streak at home against the Royals on Monday.
Means (8-7) gave up four runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five through 3.2 innings to take the loss against the Yankees on Wednesday. Means threw three scoreless innings before a disastrous fourth frame in which he allowed five baserunners overall and a three-run home run. The left-hander's ERA continues to climb, now sitting at 3.36 for the season, including 7.11 in his last four starts. Means will make his next start Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.
Means (shoulder) was activated from the injured list ahead of his scheduled start against the Yankees on Wednesday. Means is set to rejoin the Orioles' rotation after a two-week stay on the shelf with shoulder inflammation. The lefty compiled a 4.23 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 19 strikeouts in 27.1 innings over his five starts prior to landing on the injured list. He'll face a Yankees team that ranks 12th in the majors with a 101 wRC+ against southpaws. According to Joe, Means Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com face a limited pitch count in his first start back. DJ Stewart (concussion) was sent to the IL in a corresponding move.
Means (biceps strain) will start Wednesday against the Yankees, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports. He logged a 4.23 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 19 strikeouts in 27.1 innings over his five starts prior to landing on the injured list. The Yankees rank 12th in the majors with a 101 wRC+ against left-handed pitchers.
Means (shoulder) is expected to make his next start during Baltimore's upcoming series against the Yankees, which runs from Aug. 5 to Aug. 7, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports. Means will be eligible to return from the injured list Aug. 4, though skipper Brandon Hyde revealed that the lefty likely won't return to the mound until a few days after the 10-day minimum. A concrete date for Means' return should surface as the weekend approaches.