The Red Sox, streaky all season, have run into a spate of bad luck. They won seven straight but gained just four games in the standings. Then they lost three and gave up three games in the standings. Another three straight wins, and the Sox have gained exactly zero games.
That’s some bad luck.
But not as bad Jeremy Guthrie, tonight’s starter for the Baltimore Orioles. His ERA is a respectable 3.64, but he’s a ghastly 2-6. In his last start, he gave up three runs in seven innings to the Yankees — and lost. Before that, he allowed but one run in 6.1 innings — and lost. Before that, he gave up one run in seven innings and, you guessed it, he lost. Luckily for him, he had the road-weary Boston Red Sox to help him out: He beat the Sox despite not throwing as well as would in the next three losses. That’s baseball.
Tonight, it’s Guthrie looking to win a game, and Tim Wakefield looking to post two quality starts in a row. Comment away!