Found May 15, 2013 on The Viril View: On the KC Royals:
by John Viril— We knew it had to eventually end. Coming into Tuesday night’s 6-2 loss against the Los Angeles Angels, Kansas City Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie had not lost a game in 18 consecutive starts. This streak stretched back to August 3 of last season, with Guthrie winning 10 straight decisions (including 5 in 2013). Guthrie’s luck ran out on the heels of four Angels’ solo home runs. The Royals right-hander left the game after surrendering 5 runs in seven innings. Guthrie had been living on borrowed time. Jeremy Guthrie’s 2013 peripherals are not nearly as good as his results. Coming into the game, Guthrie had stranded an outrageous 92.3% of baserunners and allowed a mere .250 batting average on balls in play. His xFIP was a almost exactly league average 4.06, suggesting that Guthrie was due to hit some serious regression. The Angels did not give Guthrie the opportunity to “bear down” with runners on base after home runs by 1B Albert Pujols, DH Josh Hamilton, 2B Howie Kendri...
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