Indians rout sad Orioles 11-3

John Means Photo by Craig Landefeld

John Means was good for four innings, then the Indians scored 11 unanswered run off him and two awful relievers to win 11-3.

Orioles Lineup vs LHP Scott Moss (1-1, 3.98)

  1. Jose Iglesias – SS
  2. Hanser Alberto – 2B
  3. Austin Hays – CF
  4. Renato Nunez – 1B
  5. Aristides Aquino – RF
  6. Yusniel Diaz – LF
  7. Rio Ruiz – 3B
  8. Bryan Holaday – C
  9. Dwight smith Jr.- DH

Starting Pitcher: John Means (2-3, 6.33)

RF Aristides Aquino continues his hot start to his Orioles career with a three-run homer in the 1st inning to put the Orioles up 3-0.

John Means shut down the Indians through four innings, but in the 5th, the home run bit him again when he gave up a 2-run home run to cut the lead to 3-2.

Means, who has been a giant disappointment in his 2nd big league season, gave up three consecutive hits to start off the 6th to score a run and leave runners at 1st and 2nd with no outs when Brandon Hyde had seen enough. He brought in Tanner Scott to try and quell the Indians rally.

A pop up and strikeout and it looked like Scott would get out of it, but this is an OOTP simulation, where batters hit about .450 with two outs it seems and sure enough, a three run bomb made it 6-3 Indians. The Indians then had more two-out heroics smack inning three more hits and taking walk to go up 8-3.

I really don’t understand why this simulation has so many amazing two-out rallies, but it really is way too often not to be some kind of glitch. Either way, Scott was awful and literally has pitched his way back to the minor leagues. He can not be trusted and honestly, even though you may get lights out Scott, Scott the awful shows up way too much in the this game.

Brought out for the 7th because Hyde didn’t want to blow his bullpen, Scott struck out the first two batters of the inning and then guess what? A solo home run with two outs made it 9-3. It really is quite ridiculous.

Awful Robbie Erlin came on and gave up two more runs and the Orioles fall 11-3. The Orioles fall to an embarrassing 14-27. Team could literally roll out a high school squad and they might not pitch as poorly.

Player of the game: Beer Vendor Clancy (Served many beers for fans that need to drink to watch this team)

Minor League Highlights

Norfolk Lost 5-9 (13-17)

Zach Lowther (5.61) allowed four runs in 5 IP and Keegan Akin (7.97) allowed three runs in just .1 IP of relief to send the Tides down to defeat. Two pitchers who were thought to be in the cusp of pitching in the big leagues have been awful this year.

Bowie won 1-0 (21-10)

Victor Gutierrez (3.12) tossed 4.2 shutout IP, allowing just three hits and striking out six.

Keys OFF (16-15)


Delmarva Off (15-16)


Orioles Moves

After the game the Orioles sent Tanner Scott and Robbie Erlin to the minor leagues. Relievers Matt Foster was promoted and they purchased the contract of Tom Eshelman.

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