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On the list of all things ironic like that Alanis Morrisette song, this blurb is being written as Jeremy Guthrie is turning in a historic performance. And by historic, we mean that he will be showing up on the “not” side next week. But that is a topic for next Monday.
Last week, we had the good Jeremy Guthrie. He threw six shutout innings, giving up only five hits and two walks, striking out three. With the Royals rotation having their struggles this season, Guthrie’s solid outings over the previous few weeks had helped to stabilize the pitching staff.
Jeremy Guthrie had done exactly what the Royals needed, be that solid veteran presence and eat innings. He was far more than that last week, as he shut down the Reds. It was the type of outing that the Royals needed, and exactly the type of outing that one would expect the veteran Guthrie to put together at the moment the Royals needed it.
It is amazing as to what a difference a week can make. Last week, however, the Kansas City Royals had the excellent Jeremy Guthrie, exactly when they needed him to appear.
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