Found September 21, 2012 on The Viril View: On the KC Royals:
by John Viril— Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie has the most bottom-line of all streaks going: the team has ultimately won the game in Guthrie’s last 9 starts. DATE OPPONENT RESULT   IP ER 09/20 vs CHW W 4-3   6.0 1 09/15 vs LAA W 3-2   8.0 2 09/09 @ CHW W 2-1   8.0 0 09/04 vs TEX W 6-3   7.0 2 08/30 vs DET W 2-1   7.1 1 08/25 @ BOS W 10-9   2.2 6 08/19 vs CHW W 5-2   7.2 0 08/14 vs OAK W 5-0   7.0 0 08/08 @ CHW W 2-1   8.0 0 Over these 9 games, Guthrie has compiled an ERA of 1.75 and averaged 6.85 innings per start. He also has registered 8 quality starts, compiled a 4-0 record and generally performed like an ace. Guthrie also has earned 5 consecutive quality starts and 3 consecutive starts without recording a win. While Guthrie did get rescued by an offensive outburst against Boston after giving up 6 runs in 2.2 innings, he has generally met ...
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