The Baltimore Orioles had an interesting week of baseball. Finishing a homestead with a 3-5 run, the O’s will begin a week-long road trip starting in the Bronx and wrapping up in Cleveland. So with that being said, here are our Monday Thoughts!
John is on a Means Streak:
John Means had an outstanding homestand this past week.
In his two starts, Means pitched seven innings of one run ball against the defending World Series Champion Boston Red Sox and six innings of one run ball against Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels.
Picking up wins in both starts, Means is now 5-3 on the year, as well as in his major league career. In his first major league season, Means is pitching to a 2.33 ERA in 10 games.
Means’ next start is scheduled for Friday night in Cleveland.
Davis Looking Like His Old Self:
Chris Davis has been swinging the bat ever since ending his record-breaking hitless streak against Boston.
Since ending the drought, Davis is 18 for 59, which is a slash line of .290/.371/.581. He also crushed five homes runs and tallied 15 RBI in that span.
Davis is currently batting .189/.287/.379 in 108 plate appearances on the year. And while it is still shy of where Davis wants to be, it is a huge step in getting him back to his old self.
Stewart Makes MLB Pipeline’s Prospect Team of the Week:
DJ Stewart is finally starting to get hot in Triple-A Norfolk, so much so that he made MLB Pipeline’s Prospect Team of the Week.
In five games this past week, Stewart slashed an impressive .313/.368/1.000. He tallied three home runs and two doubles with 10 RBI. He also scored five times and recorded two walks.
On the year, Stewart is batting .259/.390/.500 in 137 plate appearances for the Tides.