Guthrie struggles again
Jeremy Guthrie allowed runs in each of the first three innings tonight, falling behind by four on a night when he probably needed to hold the Chicago White Sox to no more than two runs to have a reasonable chance to win.
Sox left-hander John Danks is off to a great start (1-0, 0.75 ERA in two starts coming into tonight's game) after establishing himself as a very solid starter last season. His 12-9 record and solid 3.32 last year doesn't come close to telling the whole story. He surrendered two earned runs or fewer 22 times last year, including 15 of his last 18 starts.
Guthrie lasted six innings and was charged with five earned runs. He has allowed 10 earned runs in his last 10 2/3 innings of work after surrendering just three in his first two starts. His command has become an issue at a time when the Orioles need him to be a steadying force on a volatile pitching staff.