Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie had a miserable start against the Yankees today, allowing 11 runs–all of them earned–while recording just three outs.
He was asked to come out for the second inning after giving up eight runs in the first inning and then gave up three more runs without getting an out.
Guthrie’s overall ERA jumped from 4.75 to 6.70.
Some other tidbits from a day Guthrie would like to forget:
– He’s the first pitcher to allow 11 or more earned runs in one inning or fewer since Jason Jennings of the Astros on July 29, 2007.
– He’s the first pitcher to allow four home runs while recording fewer than four outs since Travis Harper of the Rays on June 21, 2005.
– His teammate, reliever Wade Davis, has allowed a grand total of eight earned runs in 91 innings since the beginning of 2014.