Kansas City Royals Jeremy Guthrie Makes History in 14-1 Loss
By David Hill
On the positive side, we got to see history made this afternoon in the Bronx, on the nagative side, it was not the kind of history that the Kansas City Royals and Jeremy Guthrie wanted to be a part of, as they fell to the New York Yankees 14-1.
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Any time a pitcher stirs the repressed memories of the immortal Luke Hudson, you know that the game was a nightmare. And so it was for Guthrie, who allowed a two run home run to Chase Headley, not to be confused with Hedy Lamarr and a three run bomb to Brian McCann before an out was recorded. A second three run home run, this time to Brett Gardner, gave the Yankees an 8-0 lead after one.
Perhaps attempting to conserve as much of the bullpen as possible, Guthrie was back out there for the second. He lasted three batters, putting two on before the light hitting Stephen Drew ripped a three run home run to right. That was it for Guthrie, as he became the second pitcher in baseball history to allow eleven runs in an inning or less.
There were a couple of positives for the Kansas City Royals. Brandon Finnegan pitched three solid innings, helping save the rest of the bullpen before his inevitable trek back to Omaha. Paulo Orlando had a nice sliding catch in right that almost doubled Headley off of second. And Jarrod Dyson went 2-2 with an RBI after coming in for Lorenzo Cain. So, there was that.
Essentially, the less said about this game today, the better. So, let us focus on the game tomorrow, and remember that his is only one game. As bad as it was, it only counts for one game in the standings. Let us just move along.