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2. Jeremy Guthrie

It certainly would not be difficult for Jeremy Guthrie to have improved upon last week’s performance. Yes, it was a historic outing, but for all of the wrong reasons. Watching how Guthrie would perform following that disastrous performance was certainly fascinating.

As we all should have expected, given Guthrie’s ability to bounce back, he came back strong. The only Kansas City Royals starter to have two starts last week, Guthrie did his part to give the Royals a chance to win, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks in twelve innings of work. Despite these strong outings, Guthrie did not factor into either decision.

It is certainly not a surprise that Guthrie would have solid outings after the disaster in the Bronx. He is, after all, the starter that keeps bouncing back time and again. Seemingly any time we are about to count Guthrie out, he has come back and cemented his place in the rotation. This week was not an exception.

Jeremy Guthrie has been quite the roller coaster this season, but he gave the Kansas City Royals exactly what they needed last week. Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come.

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