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.
The Twins have arguably baseball’s scariest offense. Their average of 5.87 runs per game is second only to the Yankees (5.90) while leading the league in slugging percentage (.501), OPS (.840), and home runs (244). White Sox starter Lucas Giolito made their offense look impotent on Wednesday, blanking them over nine innings for his second shutout of the season. The White Sox won 4-0.
Giolito allowed just three hits and walked none while fanning 12 batters over his nine innings of work. He’s now 14-6 with a 3.20 ERA and a 194/51 K/BB ratio in 151 2/3 innings on the season. Giolito is very much in the AL Cy Young Award picture. The Astros’ Justin Verlander leads the league in ERA at 2.81. A strong finish to the season for Giolito could certainly see his ERA dip below 3.00.
As mentioned, Wednesday’s shutout was Giolito’s second of the season. He and the Indians’ Shane Bieber are the only pitchers with multiple shutouts this season. They are two of only 21 pitchers with a shutout.