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John Means was left out of the All-Star Game, and fans were not happy

John Means was left out of the All-Star Game, and fans were not happy

Fans staying up late to watch the entirety of the 2019 MLB All-Star Game to see John Means take the mound, their lone representative in a tough year, were sorely disappointed.

Based partially on a generic name and partially on lack of preseason expectations, Means became the easy butt of jokes when named to this year’s Midsummer Classic. But make no mistake –his first half was more than deserving of his selection, and it should have earned him a chance to pitch against the best hitters in the world.

Instead, he was told he only might pitch if the game went to extra innings, and had to wait for nine innings before finding out that wouldn’t happen. Orioles fans who hoped to see their favorite uniform in this year’s game were understandably upset.

Those fans, O’s and others alike, took to Twitter to voice their displeasure.

It was clear to many who to blame for this injustice.

Some, of course, took a more optimistic point of view.

The Orioles themselves were all too happy to shine a light on their lone 2019 All-Star.

But hey, at least fans did get to see Means at least once!

Hopefully next year the Orioles have more than one representative to give fans a better chance of seeing a player in the orange and black take the field with the rest of baseball's finest.

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Orioles Roundup: Baltimore falls to Toronto, 8-5

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Orioles Roundup: Baltimore falls to Toronto, 8-5

The Baltimore Orioles lost the first of their penultimate home series for the season 8-5 to the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday night. 

Here are the latest player news and notes.

Player Updates:

OF Mason Williams crashed hastily into the back wall trying to prevent a Blue Jays score in the top of the ninth. It was 2B Cavan Biggio's line drive that ended up as a two-run triple to give the Blue Jays some cushion. That triple helped Biggio complete the cycle. Austin Hays replaced Williams while he was checked for a concussion. 

X-Ray tests came back negative for DH Renato Nunez after his left hand was hit by a pitch in Monday's loss to the Tigers. He could be back Wednesday. 

Injuries

DH Mark Trumbo, shoulder, sidelined, day-to-day

RP Hunter Harvey, biceps, sidelined, day-to-day

RP Josh Rogers, elbow, 60-Day IL, out indefinitely 

SP Alex Cobb, back, 60-Day IL, 2020

Coming Up:

Wednesday, 9/18: Blue Jays at Orioles, 7:05 p.m., Camden Yards

Thursday, 9/19: Blue Jays at Orioles, 7:05 p.m., Camden Yards

Friday, 9/19: Mariners at Orioles, 7:05 p.m., Camden Yards

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Orioles Roundup: Orioles top last season's win total with victory in Detroit

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Orioles Roundup: Orioles top last season's win total with victory in Detroit

The Orioles beat the Tigers 6-2 in the first of a four-game set in Detroit, a series that will likely determin who comes away with the top pick in the 2020 MLB Draft. 
Here are the latest news and notes.

Player Updates:

SP Aaron Brooks tossed 5.1 innings in Detroit, allowing two runs on seven hits and five walks. The starter struck failed to strike out a batter, and his ERA still sits above 6 on the season. 

OF DJ Stewart crushed his second home run of the season to increase the Orioles lead to 3-0. The former first-round pick is still hitting just .228 at the Major League level this season.

Injuries:

RP Josh Rogers, Elbow, 60-day IL, Out indefinitely 

SP Alex Cobb, Back, 60-day IL, 2020

Coming Up:

Saturday, 9/14: Orioles at Tigers, 6:10 p.m., Comerica Park

Sunday, 9/15: Orioles at Tigers, 1:10 p.m., Comerica Park

Monday, 9/16: Orioles at Tigers, 4:10 p.m., Comerica Park

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