Orioles came out in the orange batting practice unis for tonight’s Interleague match-up. Guthrie was working ahead of batters but still wound up in a jam with two on and one out after hitting Hanley Ramirez with a pitch. Good thing Joe Girardi no longer manages the Marlins. He would’ve had a fit.
June was not kind to Guthrie last season. He had the least innings pitched (25), the second-highest ERA (5.76) and the fewest strikeouts (12) of any month. So far in 2010 he’s 0-3 in June with a 4.43 ERA, 20 hits in 20 IP, 10 earned runs, four home runs.
Guthrie’s 3.64 ERA at the end of May was among the league’s best and put him ahead of the likes of Felix Hernandez and C.C. Sabathia. He is now 26th in the American League with a 3.97 ERA and trails both players.