John Means was originally scheduled to pitch on Sunday. However, Orioles manager Brandon Hyde has decided to give him some additional rest, and he’ll start on Wednesday night against Tampa Bay instead.
Keegan Akin began spring training with an inside track at the Orioles’ starting rotation. However, a 10.00 ERA in spring training, and a rough final start where he allowed six runs on eight hits in 2 1/3 innings against Pittsburgh forced the Orioles to option the 26-year-old left-hander to minor league camp.
The most interesting man in the press box fingered the Orioles’ giveaway cap. “I bet I’m the only one in here who saw them play,” he said. Jim Henneman was holding the Baltimore Elite (pronounced E-Light) Giants cap that the Orioles gave away last weekend.
After their disappointing two games at Citi Field, the Orioles return home for a three-game weekend series with the New York Yankees. The Orioles have the worst home record in Major League Baseball, 5-13.