by John Viril—Jeremy Guthrie has pitched like an ace since last year’s trade that brought him to Kansas City. His six inning, 9-strikeout day fueled Kansas City’s 3-1 win against the White Sox on Thursday in Chicago.
Make no mistake, this was a big win for the team.
While players would deny that the two losses to begin 2013 dimmed their outlook for the coming year, they’re still human beings. Three strait losses would have caused doubt to creep into the clubhouse. No one on the current roster has experienced a winning year in Kansas City. Winning on Thursday makes the ultimate goal seem a little more likely.
Winning is nice, but seeing strong pitching from Jeremy Guthrie is even better. He came to Kansas City from Colorado in trade for Jonathan “Piñata” Sanchez. The deal appeared to be nothing more than an exchange of problems. Hitters continued to rock Sanchez in his return to the National League. Guthrie showed that his struggles in Colorado really were due to the thin air of Coor...