The Kansas City Royals had a chance to beat the New York Mets in their three-game series on the weekend, but let things to escape on Sunday afternoon. Going into the 7th inning with a 4-3 lead, the Mets poured it with 6 runs to go ahead comfortably by a score of 9-4. They’d finally go on for a 11-5 victory Sunday afternoon. What seemed like was going to be a near one turned into a blowout for the Mets. When the Mets’ bats are swinging like that down the stretch, then you might want to pen them into the postseason. The crime is their big question mark, which has been an inconsistent unit for them from 2019. Pitching wise, it is hard to bet from the spinning which they have to throw at hitters. The Royals move on having a trip to Baltimore for a meaningless run against the Orioles. Meaningless in the feeling that this game does not have any influence on the postseason. It’s essentially a glorified spring training game, together with the Royals and Orioles taking a look at a number of their younger skills. They’re already searching for a 2020 lineup. Don’t expect too much progress from either side next season, however. Baltimore have been getting a fantastic look at John Means, since the newcomer will be receiving his 24th appearance at Camden Yards tonight. He pitched in 3.1 innings to have a taste of major league action every day. This year, with an opening in the spinning, the Orioles have given Means that an extended opportunity as a beginner. In general, he’s been decent for a rookie, but we’ve been seeing him fight lately. We’ll see what he could perform against the Royals tonight at home at Baltimore. The Royals will seem to Jorge Lopez, that has eclipsed his previous high of seven starts in one year. Lopez will be expected to create his 31st overall look and 12th start in 2019 tonight. He hasn’t been good, but Lopez is a human body which the Royals could throw out there at this lost season. Head below for our free Royals vs. Orioles pick. Betting odds provided by bovada.lv John Means is attempting to keep it down the stretch. He was pitching so well this season, especially for a beginner, but Means has just found out that beating important league hitting isn’t likely to be easy all the time. It can be a marathon for a lot of young pitchers who aren’t utilized to pitching this considerably contrary to the top hitters on earth. Means was throttled in his latest excursions, each of which came against the Yankees. So, he will not need to face a lineup as good as the Yankees here, however, his confidence has been shaken for these. Means allowed 10 earned runs in 7.1 innings of play, with all the Yanks winning by dozens of 14-2 and 8-3. He was also fighting three outings ago against the Diamondbacks. Means afforded 6 hits and 3 earned runs in 3.1 innings. He hasn’t made it past 3 innings because July 19th against the Red Sox. This will be his first appearance at the Royals in his career. Means should be receiving plenty of run support against Jorge Lopez tonight, therefore that he might not need a stellar performance to get a Baltimore win Monday. We know that he probably isn’t going to receive much help from the bullpen, that are dead last in the world with a 6.08 ERA. Lopez will be hunting only his second win of the year tonight in Camden Yards. Lopez has had chances to stick in a turning since 2015, but was unable to get the job done. Nothing has changed in 2019 for him personally as he seems like a guy who belongs to the minors. Lopez enters Monday with a 6.51 ERA and also 1.55 WHIP. He has been punished for a 15.75 ERA, 2.62 WHIP, also .511 OBA in his past 3 starts. Lopez has spent most of his time from the bullpen this year and has been promoted in his most recent appearance to begin from the Tigers. He had been missing because he got exposed to 4 earned runs in 1.1 innings. Baltimore are hitting .429 with a .500 OBP in 7 at-bats from Lopez. The 26-year-old likely isn’t going to suddenly figure it out at Baltimore tonight. This looks like a wonderful place for a OVER ticket to cash.