The baseball gods were not very good to Jeremy Guthrie on his 38th birthday. And when I say not very good I mean absolutely atrocious. He didn’t even make it out of the 1st inning.
Here’s a recap of the damage done by the Phillies.
The Phillies hit .900/.813/1.400 in the first inning
— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) April 9, 2017
And unfortunately for Guthrie, his first start since 2015 set all kinds of records.
Jeremy Guthrie is the 1st starter in Nationals/Expos history to allow 10 runs and not make it out of the 1st inning
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 8, 2017
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 9, 2017
Since 1913, pitchers with 10+ runs allowed in 0.2 IP or fewer:
Bubba Harris 7/4/1948
Luke Hudson 8/13/2006
Jason Jennings 7/29/2007
— Kazuto Yamazaki (@Kazuto_Yamazaki) April 8, 2017
Jeremy Guthrie’s been around 13 years, and the Phillies did so much damage in that 1st inning that his career ERA rose from 4.37 to 4.42
— Corey Seidman (@CoreySeidmanCSN) April 8, 2017
To be honest, this sucks for Guthrie. You gotta feel for someone who has worked so hard to get to where he is to get absolutely throttled by a bad team. And all of this to happen on the poor guy’s birthday.
Hopefully, he gets a chance to redeem himself soon.