Jeremy Guthrie fell to 1-3 on the season Thursday night after pitching a 7 inning, 2 run performance. The tough luck Oriole has a 3.12 ERA and has recorded three straight losses in two quality starts.
Guthrie kept his team in the game through his seven frames of work in the finale of the four game set against the Twins, but Baltimore’s offense failed to produce any run support for him. The O’s were shutout in Guthrie’s loss to the Rangers on April 10, a game in which he allowed just one run in six innings. As Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com points out, the O’s have scored just six runs in the 26 innings Guthrie has thrown this season.
After the game, Guthrie told the media that he “was out pitched.” “It’s a reoccurring thing,” he said. “Just not good enough, not good enough tonight, not good enough last time, not good enough the time before.”
Centerfielder Adam Jones felt the offense didn’t provide Guthrie the support he needed to earn the “W.”
“My man @JGuthrie46 [Jeremy Guthrie] threw a helluva game,” Jones tweeted. “We were unable to get the big hit.”
Scott Baker of the Twins earned the win with similar numbers. 7 innings, 4 hits, but no runs. Baker fanned nine.