Kansas City Royals Week Eight Review: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

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Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

1. Jeremy Guthrie

Jeremy Guthrie made history with his start on Monday. It just was not the type of history that one wanted to make.

In his one plus innings of work, Guthrie gave up eleven runs. Eleven. Those runs came on nine hits and three walks, including four home runs. Yes, Guthrie allowed more home runs than he recorded outs. Guthrie joined the immortal Jason Jennings as the only pitchers to give up eleven runs in an inning, and his -11 game score is tied for the 32nd worst in the history of baseball. Yikes.

Looking ahead, it is not as though things could get much worse for Guthrie. After all, there are only 31 games in the history of baseball that were worse than his outing, so he really cannot go in any direction but up. No, this is not a challenge to give up twelve runs in an inning next time out!

Jeremy Guthrie had pitched well in his previous three treks to the mound, so this may have just been one of those painful hiccup/burp combinations. Hopefully, he will get back to the form we had seen in his previous outings when he faces the Indians on Tuesday.

Now, on to the hot list!

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