Thank the baseball Gods that Orioles’ ace Jeremy Guthrie pitches tonight. He is really the tiny speck of glue holding this rotation together at this point and when the O’s go up against Scott Kazmir we’d all like to see Guthrie take the hill.
After his last start, Orioles manager Dave Trembley dicussed the idea of allowing Guthrie to get another day of rest, implying that he might go to a six man rotation. I guess that was before Daniel Cabrera took the hill and barely hit 90-91 MPH on his fast ball.
Doctors gave Cabrera an MRI and they don’t know what’s wrong with him. But losing another starter doesn’t help Guthrie’s chances of another day’s rest.
Do you realize at this point that Guthrie and Cabrera are the only remaining starters from Trembley’s original rotation on opening day?
I suppose September call ups cannot come soon enough. Hopefully Bowie’s Brad Bergesen gets a look, perhaps David Hernandez too…oh and lets not rule out Hayden Penn at Norfolk, barring that there are no freak lightning storms in the area that could hold him back from being called up this time.