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MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–Check out how your former Mountaineer baseball players fared in the first week of the MLB’s return.

Jedd Gyorko-Gyorko and the Milwaukee Brewers didn’t play over the weekend after members of the St. Louis Cardinals tested positive for COVID-19. Prior to that the third baseman appeared in three games against the Pittsburgh Pirates. In eight at-bats, Gyorko notched two hits and one walk.

Ryan McBroom- McBroom had started 3 of Kansas City’s last four games. On Friday the former WVU first baseman went 2-for-4 and smashed his first big league home run. In seven games, McBroom had a .250 batting average and knocked in two runs.

John Means- Means was slated to throw Baltimore’s opener last week but was sidelined due to arm fatigue. On Thursday, the southpaw made his season debut against the New York Yankees. However, it didn’t go as planned. Means lasted just 2.1 innings, surrendering five earned runs on two hits. He walked one, hit two batters and struck out two. Despite a disappointing performance the former Mountaineer had several positives.  He generated nine swinging strikes among his 51 pitches. Means’ first pitch registered 94.7 mph on the gun, matching his highest velocity from 2019. He topped that mark 13 times in the first inning alone, touching 96 mph six times.

Cover Photo Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Shanna Rose
WVU Graduate with a bachelor's in journalism and multimedia journalist. Sports Fan and sports writer. Former WVU News reporter. Contact Shanna on Twitter @SMR1837
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