- Kremer learned he would be the starting pitcher for the Orioles on Sunday
- The right-hander did not hesitate, despite the ongoing war in Israel
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Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dean Kremer lined up for his first MLB postseason start Tuesday night as he thought about his relatives in Israel.
Israel is currently under attack Hamas terrorists launched rocket attacks and invaded parts of the Middle Eastern country, killing innocent civilians and kidnapping others.
More than 1,900 people have been killed on both sides since Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel, launching a rocket into the country and sending armed men into the streets.
Amid the country’s ongoing war, Kremer — born in Stockton, California to Israeli parents — found out Sunday that two days later he would be the starting pitcher in Game 3 for the Orioles against the Texan Rangers.
And with Baltimore needing a win to extend the season, the 27-year-old didn’t hesitate after speaking with manager Brandon Hyde.
Orioles pitcher Dean Kremer lined up for his first MLB postseason start as he thought about his relatives in Israel
Israel is currently under attack after Hamas terrorists launched rocket attacks and invaded parts of the Middle Eastern country
Kremer, the Israeli-American star with family members currently in Israel, took the field against the Rangers on Tuesday night
“I still want to pitch, but I mean, it’s going to be in the back of my mind,” Kremer said Monday.
Kremer will have dual citizenship, but most of his family lives in Israel. Without going into further details, he confirmed that his loved ones are currently safe.
Hyde also reported to the right-hander on Monday.
“I gave him my support and condolences for him and his family involved, and he seemed fine,” the Orioles manager said. “Obviously he’s very disturbed and there’s a lot of things going on. But I didn’t feel like it would affect (him).
“I think he’s really looking forward to pitching tomorrow, so I didn’t think it would affect him.”